Aerial image of Simo, Lapland
Photo by: Municipality of Simo

Simo – A gem on the shores of the Bothnian Bay

Simo, a coastal municipality by the Bothnian Bay, focuses on providing competitive locations for industrial and commercial operations and enhancing its tourism infrastructure. It is also highly open-minded towards renewable energy and biobased economy—Simo is Lapland’s forerunner in wind power.

Simo is the southern-most part of Lapland, and its location along highway 4, between the industrial centers of Sea Lapland and the Oulu region, is perfect for businesses. Furthermore, Kemi-Tornio Airport is only half an hour away, and Oulu an hour.

Near the municipal center of Simo, on Highway 4, is a developing industrial park. Its 20-hectare expansion offers businesses a competitive operating environment in terms of both accessibility and visibility, suitable for a variety of sectors.

Simo’s Karsikkoniemi, an area located at the border between Simo and Kemi, is an investment opportunity that has one of the most high-potential maritime links in Finland.  Approximately 100 hectares of Karsikkoniemi has been allocated for industrial use, and the zoning plan allows for large-scale industry and energy production.

Simo is a popular travel destination that attracts people who enjoy fishing, kayaking and hiking, to name a few options. The Simojoki river with its salmon, the Bothnian Bay archipelago and Martimoaava’s magnificent landscapes make a variety of activities possible, and the travel industry in the region has plenty of growth potential.

Facts

  • Population: 2,950
  • Businesses: 212
  • The turnover of businesses in total: EUR 65 million