Study of functional areas and growth corridors has begun

MDI and Finnish Environment Institute will analyse Finland´s functional areas and growth corridors in ToKaSu project, which has begun in April. The project is one of the joint government research projects, which generate information that support decision-making.

The goals of the projects are to identify functional areas and growth corridors and to analyse the current state and development of these regions, find out what kind of factors affect the location decisions of business and people´s decisions on where to live. In addition, the study will include recommendations for supporting the development of functional areas and growth corridors. In spring, the research team will concentrate on the general description of development, identification of the functional areas and growth corridors and international case studies.

MDI is currently carrying out regional profiles study, which will also be used in the ToKaSu project. In the regional profiles study, the sub-regions of Finland will be analysed through comprehensive statistical data. The regional profiles study will be published 13th June 2016.

The ToKaSu project lasts until February 2017 but the intermediate findings will be communicated and discussed already during the project.