The city of Raahe is developing a growth strategy that is positioned between the urban strategy and the long-term operational activities of the governing bodies. The City ordered a present state analysis from MDI to support its growth strategy and three different growth scenarios for future urban development. The scenarios display three different directions: shrinking, preserving and growing. The timeframe of the scenarios is up to 2025. The scenarios include an analysis of the development of the service structure and the development of the municipal and regional economies. In addition to the scenarios, the path of concrete measures designed to achieve the desired scenarios was also developed.