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1 POHJOIS-SAVO

2 POHJOIS-SAVO IN A NUTSHELL Total area km 2 - of that water 18 % Population Pohjois-Savo % of Finland % Jobs Pohjois-Savo Finland - agriculture 7 % 4 % - industry 21 % 22 % - services 72 % 74 % Unemployment rate 12.7 % 12.4 % Gross value added (GVA) Pohjois-Savo % of Finland - total (EUR millions) % - per capita (Finland = 100) per capita (EU 28 = 100) Greatest branches of industry Pohjois-Savo % of Finland EUR millions - metal and metal products % - wood and paper % - food and beverages % The targeted population for the year inhabitants Development strategy is to strengthen - business - knowledge - infrastructure - image of region - good environment

3 Biggest cities - Kuopio, Iisalmi, Varkaus Regions competencies - Forest industries - Metal industries - Medical and wellbeing technology, e-health - Environmental health, research of environmental change - Molecular medicine, pharmaceutical research, biotechnology - Energy Technology - Information technology - Farming and agrobiotechnology - Tourism

4 The regional profile of Pohjois-Savo (percentage of Finland) Berry production Milk production Waters Annual tree growth Employed labour force working in primary production Number of agricultural and horticultural enterpises Utilized agricultural area Holiday homes Land Total industrial investments Pensioners Over 65-year-olds POPULATION Added value of the industry Number of overnight stays 0-14-year-olds Employed labour force Employed labour force working in services Employed labour force working in processing Taxable income Number of people with a higher education degree GDP Number of enterprices Establishment of enterprises Export R&D expenditure ,0 8,3 7,1 6,5 6,3 5,5 5,4 5,3 5,0 4,5 4,5 4,3 4,2 4,2 4,1 4,1 4,0 3,9 3,8 3,6 3,1 2,6 2,2 28,3 14,2 10,4 share of population % of Finland

5 Population changes in Pohjois-Savo Population of Pohjois-Savo by age and sex in 2014 persons Excess of births Total net migration Total change Source: Statistics Finland Age Source: Statistics Finland MALES ( ) persons FEMALES ( )

6 Educational institutes in Pohjois-Savo Universities: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus - Natural sciences and technologies (photonics, medical and computational physics, new materials) - Health sciences, molecular medicine and welfare research (nutrition and health, pharmaceutical research and development, molecular medicine, neurosciences) - Environmental research (climate change and bioenergy, environmental health) - A. I. Virtanen Institute Sibelius Academy Universities of applied sciences: Savonia University of Applied Sciences - Technology and environmental know-how - Welfare knowledge - Business competence and cultural knowledge Emergency Services College HUMAK University of Applied Sciences Vocational schools: Savo Vocational and Adult College Ylä-Savo Vocational College Kuopio Conservatoire Ingman College of Crafts and Design Kuopio Home Economics School Pohjois-Savo Institute Portaanpää Christian Institute Level of education in 2013 Proportion of general examination graduates in +15-year-olds (%) Proportion of those with higher education degrees Proportion of those who have completed secondary education exminations No general examination completed after primary schooling Source: Statis tics Finland Pohjois-Savo Finland

7 Research institutes in Pohjois-Savo Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) Finnish Food Safety Authority (Evira) Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea) Geological Survey of Finland (GSF) National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH) Finnish Forest Research Institute (Metla), Suonenjoki MTT Agrifood Research Finland, Maaninka Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (FGFRI), Tervo Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine (KRIEM) East Finland Social and Welfare Centre of Expertise (ISO)

8 Some important employers in Pohjois-Savo Ponsse Oyj, Vieremä, Iisalmi Normet Oy, Iisalmi Olvi Oyj, Iisalmi Profile Vehicles, Iisalmi Valio Oy, Lapinlahti Powerflute Oy Savon Sellu, Kuopio Honeywell Oy, Kuopio Bella-Veneet Oy, Kuopio Junttan Oy, Kuopio Ark Therapeutics, Kuopio Charles River, Cerebricon, Kuopio Yara/Kemira GrowHow Oyj, Siilinjärvi Hydroline Oy, Siilinjärvi Foster Wheeler Energia Oy, Varkaus Andritz Oy, Varkaus Stora Enso Oyj, Varkaus Finland Laminated Timber Oy Ltd, Suonenjoki Sepa Oy, Keitele Keitele Forest Oy, Keitele Lunawood Oy, Iisalmi Metso Fabrics PMC Oy, Juankoski Premium Board Oy, Juankoski Paakkilan Konepaja Oy, Tuusniemi

9 Jobs by sector of economy (%) in Pohjois-Savo and in Finland Agriculture, forestry and fishing Mining and quarrying, electricity and water supply Manufacturing Construction Trade, transportation and storage Accommodation and food service activities Information and communication, financial insurance and real estate activities Professional, scientific, technical, administrative and support service activities Pohjois-Savo FINLAND Public administration Education Human health and social activities Other services Source: Statistics Finland %

10 Agriculture and horticulture in Pohjois-Savo Number of agricultural and horticultural enterprises by production sector in Pohjois-Savo in 2013 Outdoor production 6% Pig and poultry husbandry and other grazing livestock 8% Beef production and other cattle husbandry 12% Mixed production 2% Greenhouse and other plant production 28% Number of agricultural and horticultural enterprises (7% of the whole country) Cultivated agricultural and horticultural area: hectares (6.5% of the whole country) Average size of arable area: 38 ha (41.5 ha in the whole country) Berry production in Pohjois-Savo; 30% of the whole country s production Cereals production 13% Milk production 31% Milk production in Pohjois-Savo; 14.2% of the whole country s production The direct sales revenue of milk was about 140 million (2012)

11 Forestry in Pohjois-Savo million 250 Stumpage Earnings in Pohjois-Savo in , million Total land area 1.7 million hectares, of which forest land 1.4 million hectares Volume of growing stock 184 million m Annual growth of stock 9.5 million m 3 50 Stumpage earnings in 2014; 178 million /year *

12 Living New housing in Saaristokaupunki Treasures of Living Pearls of Business - New district in Kuopio new houses for inhabitants will be built in the next 10 years. - New kind of housing worldwide: Houses are situated within 500 meters from the lake Kallavesi.

13 Dwellings and holiday homes by year of construction in Pohjois-Savo units Dwellings by type of building in Pohjois-Savo 2013 Other buildings 2 % Blocks of flats 38 % Detached houses 44 % 0 Detached houses Blocks of flats Holiday homes Source: Statistics Finland Attached houses Other than residential houses Attached houses 16 %

14 Tourism in Pohjois-Savo Sport and freetime attractions - Tahko, The Holiday Resort, Nilsiä - Puijo Tower and Ski Centre, Kuopio - Holiday Centre Rauhalahti, Kuopio - Kasurila Ski Centre, Siilinjärvi - Lohimaa, The Fishing and Holiday Centre, Tervo - Kymppi Arena, Skiing and Curling, Leppävirta - Metsäkartano Wilderness Centre, Rautavaara Time by train from Helsinki Spas - Spa Hotel Rauhalahti, Kuopio - Fontanella Leisure Spa, Siilinjärvi - Spa Hotel Kunnonpaikka, Siilinjärvi - Runni Spa Hotel, Iisalmi - Spa Hotel Vesileppis, Leppävirta - Tahko Spa, Nilsiä Events - Kuopio Tanssii ja Soi - Dance Festival - Kuopio International Wine Festival - Finland Ice Marathon, Kuopio - Wife Carrying World Championships at Sonkajärvi - Suonenjoki Strawberry Carnival - Oluset Beer Festival at Iisalmi

15 Structural funds of the European Union During Pohjois-Savo implements European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and European Social Fund (ESF) with an EU budget of EUR 149 million. In addition, the state, municipalities, companies, educational and research institutes and societies canalize co-financing to the projects. Financial support from these funds is aligned with provincial development programs. Most of the funding is directed to the development of entrepreneurship. ERDF development funding is especially directed towards developing businesses in the following themes: energy technology, mechanical engineering, health care industry. The funding of the ESF program is especially directed towards reducing structural unemployment, promoting entrepreneurship, developing innovation and new learning methods similar to the working life.

16 Regional symbols Regional Flag Apatite, Regional Stone Diver, Regional Bird Moose, Regional Animal Vendace, Regional Fish Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo P.O.Box 247, FI Kuopio, Finland Tel , Fax Internet: Kalakukko, Regional food (oven baked, Rye bread stuffed Fish and Pork fat) Rowan, Regional Plant

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