The economic strategy for Kotka-Hamina has been updated. The regional economic development strategy 2016–2019 outlines the guidelines for regional economic policy and challenges public and private sector actors to work together to create new jobs and growth. The vision for 2025 defined in the business strategy is summed up in two words: renewed and attractive. The main goal of the strategy has been to create new jobs and attract new residents to the region.The aim of the business strategy update was to make it more reflective of the current situation by focusing, clarifying and intensifying the strategy. As a result of the update process, an updated business strategy document and its summary were produced. The updating of the business strategy was developed in close cooperation with Cursor's Strategic Working Group. MDI brought with it its own core competence, such as knowledge of developments in other regions and expertise in the process of strategy document reformulation. The main body of the work was comprised of meetings between the strategy team and MDI. There were three regional workshops, one of each in March, April and May. The final strategy was approved by the Regional Council of Kotka-Hamina in June 2019.