Business Environment

​Finland is a global innovation leader and an easy country to do business with.

Why Finland?

Offering a highly-qualified workforce, unique start-up scene and an open public-private collaboration ecosystem, Finland is the perfect accelerator of next generation innovations.

Time and time again, Finland scores at or near the top of international rankings of competitiveness; of environment for business growth; and of quality of life. Entrepreneurs find a straightforward business culture, a smoothly functioning public sector and high labor productivity. Strong tech expertise, a high education level, a large contingent of creatives, and a burgeoning startup scene contribute to an attitude of innovation. Finland is at the forefront of digitalization, health solutions and smart and clean technologies.

International companies are warmly welcomed to Finland. They can access the same benefits and grants of as Finnish companies. Finns themselves are highly internationally oriented. English is the common second language of the business community. Over 90% of Finns under thirty speak English. Finland's long history of trade in Northern Europe, combined with its historical and cultural ties to neighboring countries, offers valuable insights and knowledge into the region.

Companies can benefit from the vibrant startup scene, highly educated employees and a unique ecosystem that fosters R&D. Finland forms an ideal test bed for new solutions and technologies.

EVERYTHING WORKS IN FINLAND

To give an idea of the wide range of innovations developing rapidly in Finland today, let us name some: 5G, wireless technologies, AI, specialized fields of genomics, diagnostics, non-invasive measurements, imaging, patient monitoring

The Finnish operating environment is stable and predictable. Finland is a member in European Union. Finland is the only Nordic country with Euro and has a low corporate tax rate, only 20 %.

Therefore, many foreign companies have established operations in Finland for the long-term and enjoy high return on investment. With access to top high tech talent and a Silicon Valley inspired business culture, Finland is an R&D hotspot and a testing ground for companies looking for business transformation.

Finland has strong credit rankings

Moody's, May 2018 Aa1, with a stable outlookStandard & Poor, March 2018 AA+, with a stable outlook

Fitch, February 2018 AA+, with a stable outlook

Rankings updated July 2018  The Ministry of Finance

 START YOUR LIFE IN FINLAND

People relocating to Finland for work appreciate the family-friendly environment, the proximity of nature, the wide network of public transport and the fact that almost all services are available in English.

We take pride in being a bit quirky, and prefer actions to words. We say what we do and do what we say. That's why Finland is the most functional country in the world, and the Finnish handshake the most reliable. Why not give it a try?

Have a closer look at the opportunities in Finland for you and your business. (link to Business opps)

Story of Finland

Here are some of the things Finland is the best in the world

  • Ranked 1st in the Europe 2020 Competitiveness Index – a continuous source of new growth
  • The most innovative and highly educated country in the world (The World Economic Forum, Global Competitiveness Report 2014-2015)
  • The most digital startups per capita in the world
  • The world's greenest country (2016 Environmental Performance Index)
  • The best primary education system in the world

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