MDI constructed a ‘vitality rocket’ for Kouvola. It consisted of economic development, accessibility, business friendliness, planning, housing and land use policies. The result was a concrete, compact and clear programme for enhancing and highlighting the vitality of Kouvola that includes the most important measures and development areas. The work acted as a motherboard for several ongoing programmes, such as the employment programme, development of competitiveness, attractiveness, knowledge base, economic development and rural development. The work was finalised in March 2016.