Vaasa Region Development Company

IMG 7673 nauravaThe Vaasa Region Development Company (VASEK) was founded in 2003 and is jointly owned by seven towns and municipalities on the West Coast of Finland. VASEK promotes and reinforces growth and competitiveness in the region. This is done by improving the preconditions for business activities in the Vaasa region in cooperation with the regional authorities, municipalities, local action groups and enterprises.

As the region is known for its entrepreunerial spirit and traditions, it is also equipped with a strong will to succeed. Outsourcing and the increasing use of subcontractors contribute to the fact that more and more small and medium-sized companies are being established. Our main objective is to help these SMEs to grow and be a part of the flourishing Vaasa Region - one of the most attractive and innovative environments in Finland for companies and employees.

VASEK's role as the driving force of the region is strong. We know the objectives of our work and we also endeavor to achieve them. Working on one's own does not lead to success and that is the reason why we have an intense cooperation with different actors in the region. We know already how good our region is and how many opportunities are offered here, also for new inhabitants, students and businesses. Our common goal is to spread this information, to strengthen the competitiveness in various fields and offer the best development opportunities possible for the industrial and commercial life of the region.

VASEK's communication

Support for sole entrepreneurs

28.09.2020 | News
Sole entrepreneurs are entitled to apply for financial support due to the coronavirus situation. Financial support can be applied from the municipality that the company has registered as home municipality in the Finnish Business Information System. The application form for the support and related instructions will be published on this page as soon as possible.
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Corona virus outbreak - useful information for entrepreneurs

17.09.2020 | News
We collect useful links on this page to help entrepreneurs in our region find the information they need. The links are updated on a daily basis.
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New website brings huge increase in visitor numbers

29.04.2020 | News
The City of Vaasa, Visit Vaasa, Vaasa Region and the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site Kvarken Archipelago launched a new joint online service in autumn 2019. The project was made according to an agreed annual timetable and budget. Now all services and events in the region can be easily found at one address vaasa.fi.
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VASEK and Startia use electronic means of communication in customer service

15.03.2020 | News
Enterprise Agency Startia’s and VASEK’s business advisors work during normal office hours but we only use electronic and online communication when serving customers.
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EnergyWeek 2020 is postponed

11.03.2020 | News
The 9th annual Vaasa EnergyWeek in Vaasa 16th to 19th March is postponed due to growing concerns related to the corona COVID-19 virus outbreak and will be held on a date which will be confirmed later.
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Inspiring visitors at Carbon Neutral Vaasa 202X meeting

21.01.2020 | News
Arafat Molik, an IT engineering student at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences (VAMK), has an idea: let us make electric cars more affordable and at the same time reduce the amount of petrol cars. This is not the first time he comes up with a solution related to energy efficiency and the environment: Arafat was part of one of the...
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Changes in VASEK’s and Startia’s opening hours

02.01.2020 | News
Our office is open on weekdays from 8am to 4pm. From 11.15 to 12.00 we have limited service. If we all are on client meetings and other meetings or on lunch, you can contact us by phone.
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Vaasa and Vaasa Region's new website launched today

10.09.2019 | News
The City of Vaasa, Visit Vaasa, Vaasa Region and Visit Kvarken today published their new joint website, which is the result of a unique collaboration even at the national level. The residents of the Vaasa region as well as the tourists and companies who come here, are now served through a website at vaasa.fi.
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