Lahti region wanted to be the most entrepreneur-friendly growth centre in Finland by 2015. MDI wrote action plans for the municipalities to promote entrepreneurship friendliness in Päijät-Häme region. Being entrepreneurship friendly means that every public action that affects business life takes into account the conditions for growth and competitiveness. It concerns preparation, decision-making, development and services directed towards entrepreneurs. During the process, MDI visited every municipality and interviewed central policy makers and entrepreneurs. The process was finalised at the end of 2012.