Tampere is one of the three most rapidly developing regions in Finland. It is a centre of leading-edge technology, research, education, culture, sports and business.
Tampere is the third largest city in Finland and the largest inland centre in the Nordic countries. Currently there are 231,853 inhabitants in Tampere, and 515 000 inhabitants in Tampere Region, which comprises Tampere and its neighbouring municipalities.
Tampere City Region is attractive and growing center in Finland. The City Region includes the city of Tampere, towns of Kangasala, Nokia, Orivesi and Ylöjärvi and the municipalities of Lempäälä, Pirkkala and Vesilahti.
Finland´s Regional Councils are statutory joint municipal authorities operating according to the principles of local self-government. The Councils operate as regional development and regional planning authorities.
The Councils act as centres of development for the regions. They also pursue the interests of the region, its municipalities, inhabitants and businesses and carry out research, planning and analyses.
The Tampere region economic development agency, Business Tampere, promotes investments, attracts talents and creates the best environment for business in the region. They operate within the Tampere city region economic development programme and offer expertise on fields of renewing industry, smart city solutions as well as experience economy.