MDI continues launching growth-news as an ”every-monday-habit” in September. Today, two ex-workers make a double comeback as M.Sc. (admin.) Benjamin Heikkinen and B.Sc. (econ.) Maria Yli-Koski both join the team. In his previous career at MDI, Benjamin took part in a thorough impact evaluation of regional and local development strategies as a part of Rural Development Programme for Mainland Finland 2007–2013. Now Benjamin joins the team on a permanent contract having worked previously at the city of Espoo as a team leader. Maria instead, has a key role in the ex ante evaluation of structural funds programme couple of years ago. Maria brings a warm and exotic breeze from Brazil where she worked as a researcher in UN related to sustainable development for the past year. Welcome back, both of you!