Boosting Growth in Ostrobothnian Regions
Talent Coastline for international talents
The regions of Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia compose part of the west coast of Finland. The area has a strong tradition of entrepreneurship and the largest number of companies per capita on the mainland of Finland. These companies contribute very heavily particurarly on the energy sector in Ostrobothnia, and in agriculture and manufacturing in the Central Ostrobothnia region. These sectors in the region have employed international talent extensively for making it possible to flourish which is also visible in the regional population. For instance the Ostrobothnia region is one of the areas in Finland that has a substantial amount of foreigners. Almost a hundred different languages are spoken in the area and the inhabitants come from over 120 different countries.
As a coastal region, Ostrobothnia and Central Ostrobothnia have a strong association with the sea which is emphasized by the extensive and unique Kvarken archipelago UNESCO Heritage site. However, further inland the region also consists of traditional Ostrobothnian flat landscape that is a characteristic of the wider Ostrobothnian area. The region houses a number of urban living centres that include a wide range of services for international talents and their families. A unique characteristic is also the bilingual population in the region which means that hearing Finnish and Swedish is not uncommon.
The area is international in its atmosphere also on terms of the population.
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