MDI evaluated the work of JOSEK, Joensuu Region Development Company, earlier this year. Final report was “The Story of JOSEK”. Now MDI is privileged to work with JOSEK again to write the next chapter of the story as a result of 2020 strategy of JOSEK. Three core processes of JOSEK: business advice, business development and … Continue reading MDI Cowriting Future Chapter of JOSEK
1 inspiring idea – to make the Finnish countryside the best rural area in the world 10 tailor-made regional innovation camps based on the regions’ needs 15 regions 47 flinty ideas 400 passionate rural developers 20 000 camping hours to develop the rural areas These figures represent one aspect of regional innovation camps organised for … Continue reading From Sparks to Bonfire
Local councillors and leading civil servants give national municipality reform a score of 6,1 on a scale from 4 to 10 (10 being best). Central cities respond to the reform more positively than the surrounding and rural municipalities. Civil servants are more critical about the reform than local councillors. The municipalities are willing to hold … Continue reading Municipalities Turn up Their Nose to Municipality Reform
MDI conducted a nation-wide survey for local councillors and leading civil servants in Finnish municipalities in September 2014. The results of the survey are ready for dissemination. Extensive and versatile data has been drafted into a clear and visual PowerPoint-set. You can download the results here as a pdf-document (in Finnish).
The railway corridor in Lahti region has been pointed out as one of the most important investment targets in the Growth Pact and in the Innovative Cities programme (INKA) of Lahti region. The corridor between the city of Lahti and the municipality of Nastola forms a belt-like urban area, which is to be developed as … Continue reading MDI Launches Development of Railway Corridor in Lahti Region