The region’s thriving metal, wood and chemical industries are developing further. Innovative industry is emerging in the fields of aviation, robotics and artificial intelligence. We have three large data centre plots ready for those who wish to follow in Google’s footsteps.
Finland’s newest airport, the local Helsinki-East, provides the opportunity for travel, freight traffic and faster business flights. It is also a research and development hub for more environmentally friendly aviation and aviation technology.
Port of HaminaKotka is one of the most important and fastest-growing parts of our region. The port has potential, land areas and resources for port-linked industry in both traditional and new industries.
The Kotka-Hamina region will soon have a comprehensive 5G network and extensive fibre optic network. These will provide businesses, the port, industry, public transport and households with high-speed data transmission and real-time automation.
The modern higher education campus, event centre and business hub to be built in Kotka’s Kantasatama will be an ecosystem where students, companies, event organisers and service providers can engage in fruitful cooperation.
The lushness of our region’s nature, the rapids of the Kymi River, the archipelago of the Eastern Gulf of Finland and tranquil wilderness areas are attracting more and more tourism from Finland and abroad, especially Russia and Asia.
The growing battery market requires high-quality, inexpensive and responsible battery materials. The Kotka-Hamina region has the necessary process industry expertise and transport connections to attract battery industry manufacturers.
Plastic-free production, the circular economy, new bioproducts and plastic recycling play important roles in the Kotka-Hamina region’s strategy. Several bioeconomy and cleantech investments have been made in the region. New opportunities, such as a UPM biorefinery, are being planned.