With an Arctic railway connection Finnish Lapland could act as a gateway from the heart of Europe to the Arctic Ocean and the global transportation routes.
Lapland, the northernmost region in Finland, is among the most sparsely populated areas in Europe. This is a permanent logistical challenge for businesses in the north and makes efficient connections to global markets a prerequisite for the 10,400 companies operating in Lapland.
Winter testing has been one of the pillars of business in Lapland for decades due to the excellent weather conditions for testing in extreme conditions.
An industrial circular economy is vital for Lapland. The objective is to minimize the waste of materials by utilizing them in other industries.
China is everywhere. Chinese tourists travel to every part of the world, Chinese companies are all over the globe and there are significant Chinese investments in various kinds of international businesses.
American corporate social responsibility expert and sustainable business consultant Susan McPherson visited Finnish Lapland and was impressed. Here, sustainable development is seen as something that goes without saying.