• KASE Growth Programme is a diverse set of projects

    Kaustinen sub-regional municipality implemented the KASE Growth Programme, which consisted of several development projects. The basic idea behind the Growth Programme was to support municipalities and businesses in our region in preparing for the future. The major projects planned for the region will be a major factor in the near future, with an investment value of up to €1.5 billion.

    In addition, the Growth Programme as a whole opened up new business networks and helped our companies to develop together. The KASE Growth Programme also included developing our business services so that we can continue to be one of the most business-intensive regions in Finland.

    KASE Growth Programme - developing business networks and services

    In this project, we supported the networking of companies and the development of subcontracting networks for major projects. We support companies through studies, events, training and external experts. We also developed our business services.

    Read more about the project here.

    Project Manager: Timo Pärkkä, timo.parkka(at)kaustisenseutukunta.fi; +358 40 757 3519

    Project duration: 1.1.2020 - 31.12.2022

    Financier: Central Finland ELY Centre

    Project status: the project has been completed.

  • SEMUKAS -project

    The aim of the project is to promote growth-oriented and job-creating business, to strengthen business and market know-how related to the carbon-neutral economy, and to develop new product and service concepts. The project will strengthen the needs identified in the regional JTF plan, support the development of new business networks and complement business services. The project will also strengthen the use of transnational cooperation for the attractiveness and competitiveness of the region.

    Project implementation period: 1.11.2023 - 30.4.2026

    For contact information, see the Contact page.

    What are major projects?

    By major projects, we mean projects worth tens or even hundreds of millions of euros, of which several are in the pipeline in the Kaustinen and Sydänsuomessa regions. Currently, the most important and advanced major projects are the Lestijärvi wind power project, the Toholamm and Halsua wind power projects and the Kaustinen lithium mine project. In addition, other projects are under preparation in the telecommunications and energy sectors. These are all collectively referred to as major projects.

    Click here to see the major projects in the Kaustinen sub-region.

    What is suurhanketoimisto.fi?

    SuurhanketoimistoThere is a clear need for .fi. This is the case for our member municipalities, where the above-mentioned projects are being implemented. There is a need for project organisations preparing major projects, who want to disseminate information and obtain knowledge about our region and its resources. Businesses in our region that have skills and other resources to offer for these major projects. Suurhanketoimisto is not a physical office building, but a set of services based largely on digital solutions. The intention is that this service will evolve over time and we welcome both ideas and requests for the content and development of the service. Suurhanketoimistowas launched under the "KASE Growth Programme - Developing business networks and services" and will now be expanded into a comprehensive service portal under the SEMUKAS project. The project is funded by the member municipalities of the Kaustinen and Sydänsuomessa regions, Witas, Kokkola University Centre Chydenius and the Central Ostrobothnia Association.