Facilitation of Mikkeli’s vitality and economic growth programme

The work focuses in creating a common target space between the city and the region’s business life. Based on this, a growth programme for the business life and the regional economy will be created to help promote and develop vitality. At the same time, the work will also seek to help the city correct its finances which have been in deficit for a long time. MDI’s task is to unite and bind key decision-makers, civil service management and representatives of the business world in particular around the same goal. In the process, a snapshot of vitality is created and the opportunities for various actors to influence the growth of the regional economy in the short and medium term are identified. Based on the work carried out here, the aim is to find a common target space for the actors for a period of one, three and five years. MDI acts as the initiator of and guide for the process while also documenting the results.