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City of Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta is the hub of business activities in the border region between the East and the West. Today it’s also a popular holiday destination and a green technology forerunner. Thanks to its excellent transport links, the city’s industrial and commercial sectors are thriving. Because of its location close to the Finnish-Russian border, it is an excellent base for international trade, particularly towards the east.

The City of Lappeenranta aims to reduce the environmental impacts of its operations. It intends to become a carbon-neutral, waste-free and emission-free city, with increasing wellbeing among its inhabitants.

• University city – world-class research and highly skilled workforce for the benefit of business
• Growing city – grow with us
• Unique location along EU’s border with Russia
• Green technology trailblazer and energy business cluster
• European biotechnology and forest industry capital
• Commercial hub of southeastern Finland – offering full range of services for businesses and their personnel

Lappeenranta – the place to go for growth

• City population is 73 000
• Second most popular destination in Finland for foreign visitors
• Regional center for Southern Karelia
• More than 350 successful companies were established by citizens of Russian Federation

Business support & development – from establishment to international market entering

• A realistic and impartial survey of the business opportunities available in the region
• Property search
• Financial advice
• Identifying potential local partners
• Recruitment channels, education and training opportunities


Sampo Vehviläinen
+358 40 503 1010
+7 921 847 7280



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