KOTKA-HAMINA region – Raw by nature
The Kotka-Hamina region is the leading logistics hub in Finland and a pioneer in forest industry innovations. Ideally located near the Russian border, the region is a natural international meeting place. Here, on the southeastern coast of Finland, we create new experiences and services for tourists, neoteric industrial products and games, renewable energy and growth. Thousands of opportunities are waiting to be developed by you.
We have the edge! We are Raw by Nature!
The region has an impressive history in trade and seafaring. Highly advanced technological expertise has been developed over more than a century of industrial operations. An international business atmosphere and co-operation are guaranteed in a region where east meets west and vessels sail from its international sea port to all corners of the globe. The region’s games industry is growing rapidly, and tourism has also become an increasingly important business for the region. Among the companies that have located to the region are global Internet corporation Google, sawmill Crown Timber and a completely new kind of recreational sports centre Sirius Sport Resort.
Excellent connections to East and West by land, rail and sea
The European road E18 from Turku in Western Finland to St Petersburg in Russia guarantees good road transport options. Vaalimaa in Virolahti is not only the busiest border crossing station between Finland and Russia, it is also the largest and most important border crossing station from any member state of the European Union to Russia. The distance between Vaalimaa and St. Petersburg is only 210 kilometres.
Situated in South-Eastern Finland by the Baltic Sea, on the border of the European Union and Russia, the Kotka-Hamina region offers a variety of opportunities for successful business and enjoyable living.
- 130 km from Helsinki and Helsinki-Vantaa international airport, approximately 1 hour
- 250 km from St. Petersburg, approximately 3 hours
Facts & figures
- 6,000 businesses
- 34,000 jobs
- 87,000 residents
- 5 municipalities
- Corporate tax rate 20 % from 2014