Vaasa Regional Development Program is part of the national Regional Centre Programme  (RCP), which is coordinated by the the Ministry of Employment and the Economy. It was introduced in 2001, and is currently being implemented in 34 urban regions in Finland, the Vaasa region being one of these. The main goals of the program are to strengthen the vitality of urban regions and to develop a network of regional centres covering all of the country.

During the 2007-2009 program period Vaasa Regional Development Program aims at strengthening industry and commerce in the region and at improving the competence level. Measures are taken in the fields of Knowledge Intensive Business Services (translation and interpreting services, contact centers, companies that offer business solutions and guidance, engineering/planning companies and legal counselling services), prefabricated wooden house industry, logistics and the media sector. Other topics on the program agenda are Vaasa Science Park, cooperation with the Kokkola-Jakobstad region boat industry, promoting and development of the well-being and health care sector as well as internationalisation of SME's in the Vaasa region.

The Vaasa Regional Development Program is supervised by an executive group, which consists of the board of the Vaasa Region Development Company and additional experts that represent the Council of Ostrobothnia, Ostrobothnia Chamber of Commerce and the Ostrobothnia Employment and Economic Development Centre.

 

For more information, contact:
Stefan Råback
+358 50 590 2525
stefan.raback(at)vasek.fi