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1 Succeed in Oulainen Town of Oulainen as your partner in business

2 Oulainen - a partner for entrepreneur The business sector of Oulainen is very diverse and there are plenty of opportunities for businesses. The town is actively creating new industries and furthermore diversifying the business and service structure in close cooperation with entrepreneurs. We want to create new operations and take on new opportunities together. We also aim to build an environment that supports businesses during their founding and development phases. Succeed in Oulainen

3 Strengths of Oulainen as a location for your business and its growth opportunities Factors of success in Oulainen Good service readiness of the town Good regional access to skilled work force Large supply of properties and industry facilities, price level affordable Great connections; railway and trunk highway, approximately one hour distance to the airport High quality municipality services Inspiring entrepreneurial atmosphere Stable economy of the municipality Entrepreneurs, would you be interested in working together with us? Close-knit cooperation with businesses Monthly meeting of Livelihood Committee, of which half are business owners Great entrepreneurial climate - together we are more Decision making is encouraging entrepreneurs and transparent to all

4 Support your business can receive in Oulainen Funding for investment and development projects Ready industry lots around the town center. Price level 1-4 / m 2. Development funding for investments % (North Ostrobothnia ELY Centre, support region 2) Development funding for developments max 50 % Regional project support for business development, innoveturi.fi Finnvera Oyj loans and collateral, finnvera.fi/eng Rieska Leader funding for investments and developments, rieskaleader.fi TEKES product development funding and loans, tekes.fi/en Summary of all funding opportunities can be found on the Enterprise Finland website enterprisefinland.fi There are plenty of business premises in Oulainen for different operational purposes A summary of free business premises can be found on the town s website oulainen.fi/office_space_and_lots The town and private owners have several industry halls available for purchase or for rent Rent level is affordable; 2-7 /m 2 Succeed in Oulainen

5 Oulainen Business Service Centre is here to serve Business Service Centre has the following staff to help entrepreneurs: Business Development Director; general guidance, business operation planning, founding documents etc. Business Development Manager; development of industrial companies and their move to the area etc. Projects; coach and development engineer Oulainen Entrepreneurs organization secretary We help entrepreneurs regarding all matters related to founding and developing a business. We help businesses moving to the area with business premises and financing among other things. We are a source of help with owner changes and plans to go on to the international markets. The Business Service Centre works closely with other expert organizations like the Oulainen Entrepreneurs organization, banks and Finnvera as well as the areal research, education and development units. Oulainen has many different kinds of businesses and several successful companies Oulaskangas Hospital Sievin Jalkine Oy, manufacturing of safety footwear Taukokangas Oy, rehabilitation services and sheltered accommodation Oulainen Vocational College; business, health and social care and catering Oulu University Of Applied Sciences; School of Health and Social Care Rautaruukki Oyj, pipe factory Rakennusliike Sorvoja Oy, construction Tapani Saari Oy, excavation Oulaisten Liikenne Oy, bus transportation Rai-Ta Sport Oy, ice hockey rings Junnikkala Oy, sawmill and planing Energent Oy, manufacturing of air condition systems OK Graniitti Oy, mining and refinement Stonel Oy, brick claddings Kuljetuspalvelu Heikkilä Oy, transportation Halpa-Halli, S-Market, K-Supermarket, Tokmanni; retail

6 We have many things to offer Great leisure time opportunities for the whole family Events in Oulainen Many options for exercise (gyms, nature paths, sports field, new turf, Frisbee golf) Community hall (for example ice hockey) New swimming hall planned Strong musical tradition (choirs, wind instrument orchestra, Music Weeks) National Wintage PoWer Days (approx visitors) Oulainen Music Weeks (approx visitors) Oulainen Market Days Pyhäjoki River Canoe Trek Oulainen Crayfish Party Courses (languages, sports, handcraft etc.) Fishing and boating (Piipsjärvi Lake, Pyhäjoki River) Movie Theater Kulman Kino Library Nature surrounded living close to services Versatile health care services from infants to seniors Lifelong learning Art Gallery Väinölä Veteran Motor Club Wanha Woima Residential areas close to services Many properties available Possibility to build also on scattered settlement areas Piipsjärvi Lake garden village planned Oulaskangas Hospital Taukokangas Wellness Center Rantakartano Retirement Home Medical Center SYKE Medical Center Medicus Oulainen Vocational College JEDU Oulu University Of Applied Sciences; Oulainen School of Health and Social Care Jokihelmi College Attendo Occupational Health Care Succeed in Oulainen

7 Welcome to Oulainen - as an entrepreneur and a resident! In collaboration with The town of Oulainen Business Service Centre Lautatarhankatu 7B, FI Oulainen, Finland Reijo Hakala, Business Development Director Tel Jarmo Soinsaari, Business Development Manager. Tel Sirpa Nevanperä, Development Engineer Tel Oulainen Entrepreneurs Koskelankatu 3, FI Oulainen, Finland Ritva Raetsaari, President Tel

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