The city of Kokkola is renewing its strategy while preparing for its 400-year anniversary in 2020. Kokkola chose MDI to support the city in preparing this new strategy. MDI was responsible for planning and conducting the strategy process, making a proposal for the structure of the strategy document and drafting a written conclusion on the process. MDI also helped the process by facilitating workshops. The strategy work was conducted in cooperation with the city personnel, councillors, inhabitants and various stakeholders. The strategy work was completed in September 2017.