Janne Antikainen carried out the municipal restructuring of Seinäjoki, Jalasjärvi and Kurikka in 2013. He proposed the merger of Seinäjoki and Jalasjärvi for the beginning of 2015 and Kurikka later. The merger would enable the municipalities to manage more easily their resources and better develop their public services. This would result in better and more accessible services. Managing and developing would become more efficient – a successful region is more capable of taking care of its inhabitants. A growing cake has more to share.