Taking into consideration the circumstances, Joensuu region has developed well in the 2000s. Despite the ongoing structural change in both the private and public sectors, the key figures have been positive. The regional actors’ ability to react quickly to changes has been highlighted. MDI assessed the impacts of JOSEK on Joensuu region over the previous decade. Data was collected in various ways while a jury also assessed the impact. The work was finalised in 2014.