Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2016 - Page 48

Winners & Losers For a researcher, it is quite evident that big cities are hard to beat in the attraction contest, both in the global and national arenas. Aro observes that the recipient of the ongoing brain leakage is often the “growth triangle” formed by Helsinki, Turku and Tampere, or, alternatively, the large or medium university towns out there. During this decade, only one in four municipalities has gained in the migration roulette – with the majority as the losers. “Furthermore, looking at the migration streams of the young and educated, they are becoming constantly more focused to fewer and fewer areas,” says Aro. This will create entire communities filled with likeminded, young professionals, who pretty soon would not dream of going anyplace else. Leavi