Reach the whole world from Kouvola


Relocate to Kouvola and learn the secrets of success

Are you looking for a new home for your company? It’s in Kouvola! 

Kouvola’s reputation as a logistical crossroads is a well-known fact. From Kouvola, it takes a little over an hour to get to Helsinki by train and only two hours to the Russian metropolis of St. Petersburg. Plus, HaminaKotka port and Helsinki airport are just around the corner!

1 h  to Kotka-Hamina harbours
1 h 10 min to Lappeenranta Airport
1 h 30 min to Helsinki-Vantaa Airport
1 h 30 min to Finland's biggest harbours
2 h 20 min to St. Petersburg by train (Allegro)
500,000 people can be reached within 60 minutes from Kouvola

 

Kouvola is also the 10th biggest city in Finland and its industrial tradition is as strong as Iron Man. Just to mention a few, renewable energy and enviromental technology are already forging their own success stories. Kouvola is a great home for big and small companies – and therefore the perfect nest for your business as well.


NUMBER OF

ENTERPRISES:

5016

BUSINESS LISTING

SHARE OF JOBS BY %

Services 73,6%
Processing 21,9%
Primary production 3,6%
Other industries 0,9%

 


Kouvola is the place to be for your company for many reasons. For one thing, people in the Kouvola region possess a wide range of expertise and the availability of an existing educated workforce and construction-ready plots is especially beneficial. 

Availability of workforce

Population of
Kouvola
85,855
Population in the
Kymenlaakso region
178,688
4 300 Number of students
in Kouvola each year
85,7% Of those employed who work
in their own municipality

Business networks

Kouvola Innovation is also involved with many domestic and international networks.

 

Relocating services

Kouvola Innovation's relocating services offer your company insights into Kouvola’s relocating areas and various industries. With our help, you will get surveys of plots and premises quickly and easily. We will also introduce you to different funding options and help you look for educated team players and business partners.

With Kouvola Innovation's help, you will solidify your position in local, national and international company networks. We offer cooperation with different regional projects and with various EU development tasks. These collaborations will boost your company’s development, internationalization and business growth.

We act as a one-stop-base for all of your business launching needs! The city of Kouvola, TE Services, ELY Centres and many other operators are our contacts and you’ll get all their knowledge from us.

Our business relocating services will help you find the right financing options (for example, Finnvera, ELY Centres, Tekes and Horizon 2020). We’ll help you with negotiations and the application process.​ 

 

Plots and premises

We help you find the right plots or premises for your company’s needs. You can find the City of Kouvola’s industrial and other corporate plots here: ​

Industry plots Other plots Offices

Also check out the municipality of Iitti and what it can offer you: Iitti.fi​

We are here

for businesses

AFFORDABLE AND
COMFORTABLE HOUSING

On average 1,095
less expensive per square metre of housing in blocks of flats and terraced houses than the Finnish average

COST OF SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING 
PER SQUARE METRE IN KOUVOLA*

2,29€/month
*in 2013

KOUVOLA
EXTRA

10,000 summer residents
1,186 farms
35 nationalities

Are you ready to blast the business rocket?

Kouvola is a place for growth. Our city is looking for all things new and exciting. We want to develop ourselves into something spectacular. We actively seek new service delivery and business possibilities that compliment local activities. That’s why we want your company here!

When it comes to Kouvola Innovation, well, we are a great team mate. Our investor service helps you with more than just the beginning – our experts’ know-how gets your business rolling without needless delays. 

 

We want to keep company for all kinds of companies

Our mission is to help different players to find each other and create good conditions for all kinds of businesses in our home region. We are here for businesses!