Nordicum - Real Estate Annual Finland 2019 - Page 7

The Corruption Perceptions Index 2017 placed Finland third on the list of world’s least corrupt nations (Transparency International). Oulu – Capital of Northern Scandinavia – is the fastest growing city of “Arctic Europe,” with hundreds of new startups and hi-tech edge. Helsinki is supported by potent “Ring of Industry,” ten local municipalities offering opportunities for e.g. international companies. Builder of the world’s greatest cruise ships, former capital Turku is strong also in other sectors, such as ICT and Life Sciences. Finnish startup spirit is personified by super tech-event Slush, described as “Burning Man meets TED”, organised every November/December. Oulu Finland claimed the 7th spot in the annual IMD World Talent Ranking (2018). The Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport offers the best connections from Finland has the safest banks in the world, according to a survey that drew on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Survey (2017). Europe to Asia. Tampere Pori Hämeenlinna Rauma Uusikaupunki Helsinki St.Petersburg Turku Nordicum 7 Stockholm Tallinn - Oslo Copenhagen Growth Corridors Going Strong