We develop the Jakobstad Region

The home of quality.

In the Jakobstad region we may not always have the lowest prices on products and services, but we keep our promises ant the quality is always on point. And when we work together here at home and out in the world you can always count on this.

The Pietarsaari Jakobstad region has a strong global export market and our companies have an annual export value ~ 2 billion €, we are almost 50 000 inhabitants, over 6 500 companies and more than 22 000 workplaces in a diversified field of enterprises. We’ve got both urban and rural living and you are never more than half an hour commuting-distance from services as well as having nature and the archipelago always nearby. Quality of life in a nutshell!

We are a bilingual part of Finland and inhabitants here speaking both Swedish and Finnish, and thanks to our export companies a lot of other languages is spoken, too.  Here is a link to the larger companies for finding jobs or possibilities for open applications.

In the Jakobstad region business sector you can find branches from food, machinery and equipment, paper, lyxury yachts and everyday boating through plastic and rubber to metal and abrasives. This also builds a diversified need for different kinds of services, ICT and subcontracting. And naturally jobs in all the services for 50 000 inhabitants in private and public sector. Both vocational skills and higher education is needed.

From the region it´s no more than an hour by plane to metropolises and by train you will be in Helsinki in three hours.

Concordia is a regional development company owned by five municipalities on the West-Coast of Finland. Our services includes recruitment coordination, regional development, business development and start-ups, project management and of course regional marketing and branding.



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New Workplaces in next 2 years

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Annual export value

News from regional development

‘Everything we need is right here, including helpful people and pristine nature,’ Says Emebet Wache Meet Emebet Wache, an Ethiopian practical nurse who moved to the Jakobstad region in 2018. Emebet opens

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“I love the space and that it’s quiet here. I don’t like the hustle and bustle of a big city,” says Albert Kabasu. Meet Congolese Albert Kabasu, Ess-Ma technician and

Read more Albert Kabasu

‘Internationally minded people and plenty of work opportunities: it’s easy to build a life here,’ Says Don Duma Meet Don Duma, a South African IT and business specialist who moved

Read more Don Duma

‘I was waiting for the honeymoon period to end. But as time went on, I realised I just really love it here,’ says Julia Capozza Meet Julia Capozza, an American

Read more Julia Capozza

No kan he va grannt!

Jakobstad Region has an unique balance of life quality and work – the best of two worlds. With our feet steady on the ground we have always been out in the world seeking partnerships and new innovations. And we have always found interesting ways to solve our problems and to develop together.

Welcome here you too!


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