Pudasjärvi is a town of about 8 100 inhabitants and 18 000 reindeers in Northern Finland. It’s the second largest city in Finland in terms of area. The town is about an hour’s drive from the nearest airport in Oulu, and two hours from Rovaniemi and Kuusamo airports.

The town’s strategic goal is both to grow and to respect the precious nature. We are proud of our clean air, pure and local food as well as diverse natural surroundings. In Pudasjärvi, you are able to visit the southernmost fell in Finland surrounded by the Syöte national park. The awarded travel destination and ski resort Syöte is also located in Pudasjärvi. In the following years, nearly 50 million euros of investments will develop this travel destination even further.

Pudasjärvi is the log capital of Finland. The world’s leading log house company Kontio and Finland’s leading supplier of glass sliding doors Profin are naturally located in Pudasjärvi. Several modern log buildings of architectural interest and the largest log buildings in Finland are located in Pudasjärvi. The town promotes the development of modern log industry, and in 2015, the municipal board has even decided that all public buildings in Pudasjärvi will be made of logs. Other cities have followed our path and for example, there are already several log school buildings in Finland.

Local businesses are active and cover various branches, but our town’s growth strategy focuses on promoting the key sectors; log building and wood product industry, tourism industry and local foods in the area.   

What is Pudasjärven Kehitys Oy?

Pudasjärven Kehitys Oy, Pudasjärvi Development Ltd, is a business development company owned and funded by the town of Pudasjärvi in 2018. We promote regional businesses, investments and regional development, and execute the economic development strategy of the town of Pudasjärvi. We offer business development consulting, boost regional marketing and aim to create the best environment for business in the region.

What we do?

When you are thinking about starting a business, it’s time for your business to grow, or you are interested in investment opportunities in Pudasjärvi, we can support you.

We help SME’s to grow in the initial stages of their development. We give advice in setting up a company, and help in refining your business idea, finding funding and starting a new business in Pudasjärvi. We offer coaching and consulting for growth-oriented companies when they are expanding or relocating their operations in Pudasjärvi. We are your partner when you need invest in services to find premises, sites and properties, and new business opportunities in Pudasjärvi. 

We use also our vast network of various organizations and experts to help our customers. We promote regional and local business networks and cooperation, arrange events and workshops, and aid companies to take part in EU-funded projects.

Who we are?

Advisor, Business Development and Financing
Auvo Turpeinen
+358 45 169 3997
auvo.turpeinen(at)pudasjarvenkehitys.fi                     

Project Manager, Log Capital EU-project
Aila Ryhänen
+358 40 621 3140
aila.ryhanen(at)pudasjarvi.fi

CEO, Business Development, Invest In services
Sari Turtiainen
+358 40 487 2429
sari.turtiainen(at)pudasjarvi.fi