MDI sparred the Kaustinen region (Halsua, Lestijärvi, Kaustinen, Toholampi, Perho and Veteli) in the preparation of an employment strategy during the autumn of 2017. The work was ordered by Kokkotyösäätiö, which coordinated the Satellite project and the preparation of the employment strategy. The municipalities of the Kaustinen region have committed to strong cooperation in promoting employment. The Satellite project aimed to promote the comprehensive development and stronger coordination of employment matters in the region. MDI helped regional actors to build a common future vision for promoting employment and defining objectives and contents to achieve these objectives. MDI also carried out an analysis of the operational environment as the basis for the strategy.