To support the development of the growth strategy of Raahe, MDI prepared an analysis of the current situation and three different growth scenarios for future urban development. The growth strategy was positioned between the urban strategy and the long-term operational activities of the governing bodies. The scenarios display three different potential development directions: shrinking, preserving and growing. The timeframe of the scenarios is up to 2025. The scenarios included an analysis of the development of the service structure and the development of the municipal and regional economies. In addition to the scenarios, a pathway of concrete measures designed to achieve the desired scenarios was also developed.