Ostrobothnia is one of the strongest export regions in Finland - a full 70 per cent of the production is exported. The concentration of industrial enterprises operating in the field of energy technology in Ostrobothnia is one the most distinct industrial concentrations in the country, representing a share of more than 20 per cent of the Finnish energy technology export. The metal and forest industries have also gained a firm foothold in Ostrobothnia.
When an Ostrobothnian gets an idea, quitting is not an option. Persistence is perhaps the key explanation of the emergence of highly specialised production in Ostrobothnia. Greenhouse cultivation is something of an Ostrobothnian trademark: some 70 per cent of all the tomatoes and 40 per cent of all the cucumbers produced in Finland come from Ostrobothnia. The traditions of boat building are so long, that one could easily claim that the craft is now part of the people´s genetic inheritance. This is true especially in the northern parts of Ostrobothnia, where the most magnificent sailboats in the world are built.
Vaasa Region Development Company (VASEK)
Jakobstad Region Business Development Company (Concordia)
Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce
Business Search (Vaasa region)
Industry and Commerce (Coastal Southern Ostrobothnia)
Industry and Employment (Jakobstad/Pietarsaari region)
Focus lies especially on the following industries and clusters:
4. Forestry and Timber
- Industry Portal Woodpoint (Website in Finnish/Swedish)
5. Maritime Cluster