Monthly Archives: December 2017

MDI explores the organization of Päijät-Häme’s business development

During the spring, MDI will commission an investigation about the organization and funding of business development after 2018 in Päijät-Häme region. The survey looks at the business development, tourism promotion and regional marketing and it takes into account the impact of the LUT / LAMK university reform and the regional reform since the beginning of … Continue reading MDI explores the organization of Päijät-Häme’s business development

Building Borderless Tampere Region

Good planning for land use, housing and traffic creates a general attraction for the urban area and competitiveness in business decision-making solutions compared to other urban regions. Regional cooperation is a well established practice in Tampere’s urban region. The aim of the Borderless Tampere Study is to describe recent phenomena relevant to the development of … Continue reading Building Borderless Tampere Region

MDI published the results of the national municipality survey

Municipalities regard the future development prospects as positive despite of a credibility gap between the officials and the regional government, health and social services reform weakening the development prospects In October 2017, MDI conducted for the third time a national municipality survey, with which opinions were collected from the policy-makers and senior officials of municipalities regarding … Continue reading MDI published the results of the national municipality survey

Study on European Island and Waterways Policies

Europe, the continent of lakes and rivers, is surrounded by seas. Archipelago’s living conditions are unequal compared to the continent with good connections. In Finland, island policy has long history and is based on economically, environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable regional development. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has given an assignment to MDI to study … Continue reading Study on European Island and Waterways Policies