Photo: Mikko Laitinen

Jyväskylä today

Jyväskylä is a pleasant and conveniently compact city designed for people. Residents from around Finland and the world add to the diversity and multicultural nature of Jyväskylä. The city offers a wide range of events. It is home to significant museums, both intimate and major concerts, professional and amateur theatre and a diverse range of education, courses and happenings. Events in Jyväskylä include the oldest city festival in the Nordic countries, an annual World Rally Championship event and trade fairs across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to the city, the Central Finland Health Care District and the university, major employers include Metso, the Osuuskauppa Keskimaa cooperative and the Jyväskylä Educational Consortium. The area offers an abundance of opportunities for hobbies and recreation. Jyväskylä is seeking to become a resource-wise city in a project organised in cooperation with Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. The Finnish Housing Fair was held in Jyväskylä in 2014.


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