MDI carried out a competitiveness study for Lahti Region. The study was based on a heavy data mining and qualitative analysis of the strategies that focused on reacting to structural changes. The comparative study was made between Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Joensuu, Pori, Helsinki, Hämeenlinna and Tampere Regions. MDI’s Regional Development Expert Timo Aro conducted the data mining. The study was finalised in September 2015.