KasvuDATA Järvi-Pohjanmaa

The KasvuDATA Järvi-Pohjanmaa project produces regionally focused information to develop targeted business services for and support growth potential of companies in the Järvi-Pohjanmaa region.


Project information

Project duration


Funded by

Other Finnish

Project funder

Regional Council of South Ostrobothnia

Funding amount

38 826 EUR

Project coordinator

Järvi-Pohjanmaan Yrityspalvelut Oy

Contact information

Other persons

Project description

The project KasvuDATA Järvi-Pohjanmaa, funded by AKKE Regional Development Funding, provides analyses on growth and business indicators, regional industry-specific development trends, employment and exports (goods and services) and related regional factors among micro and small enterprises. The regional business structure and dynamics will be jointly analysed in co-learning workshops with business services experts.The compiled data synthesis will be used to develop services that support the growth of companies in the region.

The project takes use of the national business data from the Statistics Finland to describe the temporal changes and regional differences in business structure and dynamics. The regional business structure is compared with the county and national levels. The results will be summarized in a report aimed at business and regional developers. The project is coordinated by Järvi-Pohjanmaan Yrityspalvelu Oy and the Kerttu Saalasti Institute at the University of Oulu.

The project output is a data-based general overview on the conditions and company-level factors that are reflected in the growth and employment potential of companies in the Järvi-Pohjanmaa region. The analysis reveales the bottlenecks for business success of small companies in exporting goods and services, and provides comparisons of business development, growth and export with similar areas on national level. The result of data analysis and workshops is an action plan for supporting the growth and vitality of companies in the region. The project helps the local business services make more informed decisions on their service portfolio to boost business growth in the area.

The operating area of the project is the Järviseudu region (Alajärvi, Evijärvi, Lappajärvi and Vimpeli) as well as Soini.

The target groups are public business advisory services in the region, other business and regional developers, and development organisations and authorities responsible for regional development. Indirectly, the project benefits companies in the region and, in the longer term, also residents through stronger regional economy.