Data Centers & Digital Business
Nordic Hotbed for Data Centres
Kainuu’s most significant growth industry is the data centre ecosystem, centered on the Renforsin Ranta Business Park, formerly a UPM paper mill until its closure in 2008.
Continuous development of biofuel ecosystem
In recent years, biofuels from residues and wastes have gained greater attention in low-carbon fuel regulations. Such fuel have a substantial potential role in reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from the transport sector.
The big growth sector in Kainuu
The mining industry has been a growth sector in Kainuu. Finland has a long history of mining activity, and Finnish metallurgical technology and manufacturers of mining equipment are well known throughout the international mining community.
Tourism has a great significance to Kainuu’s economy.
Tourism has a great significance to Kainuu’s economy. The development of the tourism industry is a vital factor for Kainuu and at the same time it presents great opportunities.
The region of Kainuu has been going through a major structural change.
In years gone by, the region’s trade has been centred on agriculture and wood, as a rural region; recently however, high technology, mineral extraction and tourism have seen a strong growth pattern.