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Ways towards modern industry and better operating conditions

Wirma strives to attract renewable business to our region and make it more attractive.  Wirma participates actively in helping the region to emerge from traditional industrial areas into a strong core consisting of service companies within energy, bio, ICT and environmental fields.

Development funds for companies and for the region

Wirma uses projects in developing vitality in the Lappeenranta region and making companies more competitive in co-operation with local players. Wirma strives to utilise development projects actively, since the pivotal role of the projects is essential for regional development funds. In 2014 the pivotal role of external funding was 4. With projects, we were able to triple the regional development funds.

Wirma projects have been developed in previous years. They have focused on implementing initiatives that have been defined in the strategies of the Wirma municipalities. It is noteworthy that players behind the two largest Wirma projects (StartupMill and Green Lappeenranta) are persons who wish to become entrepreneurs and companies.

Wirma´s projects in 2014

Subject area    Materialised       Projects   
Innovations in the Lappeenranta region 322 806 6
Cross-border co-operation 166 618 1
Growth and internationalisation of companies 449 248 4
Developing tourism and events 57 435 2
Relocation, sales and marketing 55 970 1
Total 1 052 077 14