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Progress report complete on the Resource Wise Jyväskylä 2040 program

The progress report gives an overview of the state of resource wisdom and the measures taken to promote it in Jyväskylä in 2020. Apart from progress monitoring, several of the most important resource wisdom decisions taken last year are highlighted. The City’s Resource Wisdom Team reports on the progress of the program annually. The City of Jyväskylä is committed to achieving the goals of resource wisdom – zero emissions, zero waste, and zero overconsumption – by 2040, with carbon neutrality by 2030 .

The Resource Wise Jyväskylä 2040 program is a compilation of the City’s key programs, roadmaps, and commitments that pertain to sustainable develop

resource wisdom
Aurinkoenergiaa kerätään talon katolle asennetuilla aurinkopaneeleilla.

Jyväskylä’s financial statements show a surplus of 16.4 million euro

The good fiscal situation makes it possible to carry out planned investments and thus support growth.

The recently completed financial statements for the City of Jyväskylä for the year 2020 show a significantly better financial picture than previous

financial statement
Mies nojailee Jyväskylä-kirjaimiin talvimaisemassa.

City of Jyväskylä celebrates its 184th birthday with remote events

On 22 March 2021, the City of Jyväskylä celebrates its 184th birthday. The traditional events of the Jyväskylä Days will be held this year largely remotely due the coronavirus situation.

Jyväskylä was originally founded by an estate owner, Major Carl Christian Rosenbröijer.

Jyväskylä Days

Jyväskylä gives an extensive mask recommendation to its residents over the age of 15 for two weeks - masks must always be worn in all indoor public places as well as at public events.

The city also appeals to student organisations to further postpone student events. Jyväskylä recommends extensive use of face masks to all its residents over the age of 15 during the next two weeks. The reason is the growing number of Covid-19 infections in Jyväskylä and the estimate that an acceleration phase of the disease is underway in Jyväskylä.

During this week, there have already been 37 positive test results in the Jyväskylä health services (the situation on 24 September). The incidence

Naisella ja miehellä kasvomaskit linja-autossa.

Rural development services

Since the beginning of 2013, the Municipality of Laukaa has been responsible for the rural services administration of the City of Jyväskylä through the so-called host municipality model.

The cooperation area consist of the following municipalities:

  • Hankasalmi
  • Joutsa
  • Jyväskylä
  • Laukaa
  • Luhanka
  • Muurame
  • Toivakka
  • Uurainen
Vanhanajan heinäntekoa pellolla 2010

Open and future calls for tenders

Depending on the value of the procurement, invitations to tender published by the City of Jyväskylä can be found on various electronic channels:

  • HILMA Public procurement notification channel (procurements exceeding the national threshold provided by the Public Procurement Act)
  • Small Purchasing Service (Small Purchases)
  • The Supplier Portal

See the City of Jyväskylä's upcoming calls for tender (in Finnish)

See the ongoing and upcoming calls for tender of the Hansel Oy 

Kukkaketo ja kaupunki

Procurement and tendering

In its procurements, the City of Jyväskylä complies with public procurement legislation and the city's own guidelines, such as the administrative regulations and the procurement guidelines.

The City of Jyväskylä's tendering services acts as a consulting expert organisation for the city service sectors, and public utility companies. In addition, it is responsible for the centralised procurement of goods and services by the City of Jyväskylä, i.e. the so-called joint procurement.

Linkki Kuokkalan sillalla

Service voucher for companies

The City of Jyväskylä uses business service vouchers to promote the growth and development of companies. The business service voucher encourages growth-oriented companies to develop their business more systematically and on a larger scale, and to utilize various expert services.

The business service vouchers are intended for SMEs operating in the city area (domicile and / or office located in Jyväskylä).

service voucher for companies
business development
Business Jyväskylä
Ihmisiä pöydän ääressä tutustumassa Yrityspalveluseteliin.

Marketplaces and places of sale

Market trade is carried out in several locations in the City. Saleable products include vegetables, berries, fish, pastries and handicrafts.

The Market Square sales spots, the second-hand sales spots on Sepänaukio Square and Christmas tree sales spots are subject to a price specified annually by the City, but the spots at other sales locations do not involve a fee.

For more information, please contact:

Hannikainen Service Point 
Tel. +358 14 266 0108 
Address: Hannikaisenkatu 17, 1st floor

Mustikoita ja vadelmia rasioissa

Permits for public areas

Kaupungin yleisten alueiden käyttö edellyttää kaupungin lupaa. Yleisten alueiden käytöstä peritään taksan mukaista korvausta.


Sijoitettaessa rakenteita tai laitteita kaupungin omistamalle maalle, tulee toimenpiteelle saada kaupungin sijoituspaikkalupa. Lisätietoja luvan hakemisesta ja myöntämisestä löytyy Sijoituspaikkalupa-sivulta.

Syksyisiä lehtiä


The most common permits that are applied for electronically can be found at the links below:

Cafés and outdoor alcohol service terraces
Building permits
Permission for placement
Street works permits
Environmental permits and supervision
Environmental health
Event permits
Alcohol permits

Liikennettä Puistokadulla

Draft report on cultural investment presented to Jyväskylä City Council

The Heart of Jyväskylä project was presented to the Jyväskylä City Council on 3 February. The Heart of Jyväskylä project was set up to create a master plan for cultural investment in the city. The master plan will cover the potential development of a new music venue, as well as the significant refurbishment and new development that will be required across the city’s cultural infrastructure in the coming years. The first version of the draft report was presented to the city council by Heart of Jyväskylä project manager Janne Viitamies. A final report on the investment required is due to be published in March 2020.

The document will set out a number of alternative scenarios for re-thinking the way the city’s cultural services are run and proposes an action pla


One-stop Guidance Center Jyväskylä

Moving on in your life - guidance for persons under 30 years of age

The One-Stop Guidance Center is a place where you can get help in matters related to work, education and everyday life. Almost 40 One-Stop Guidance Centers across Finland provide information and guidance fast and based on need.


Please find us on

Instagram and Facebook

One-stop guidance center
Nuoret istuvat Veturitallien ulkoseinän vieressä

Jyväskylä is the leading city for sport and health research and education in Finland

The humane values of social responsibility, trust, creativity and openness combined with a long academic tradition and internationally recognized sport universities make Jyväskylä the leading city for sport and health education and research as well as a perfect platform for sport and health business.

postikorttikuva Jyväsjärvi

Jyväskylä Business Rally EBAN Investor Day brings international investors and scaleup companies to Jyväskylä on 31 July

More than 30 private investors from Finland and Europe will be arriving in Jyväskylä during the Neste Rally Finland 2019 week to meet with gaming and esport businesses, seek new investment opportunities and to broaden their understanding of the industries. Organised as part of the Jyväskylä Business Rally, the EBAN Esports and Gaming Investor Day is a collaboration with the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).

The Jyväskylä Business Rally – EBAN Esports and Gaming Investor Day event is designed to bring together investors and scaleups from around the worl

Jyväskylä Business Rally
Neste Rally
Investor Day
Investor day

City of Jyväskylä’s main urban development platforms

  • Kangas is a new, ecological district near Jyväskylä city centre. The old paper mill area will turn to a home to 5 000 inhabitants and 2 100 new jobs. A number of businesses and residents have already moved into the area.
  • Hippos2020 - A sports and wellness centre, Finland's largest hub for sports, exercise and professional athletics.
Hippos hanke 2020

Working for the City of Jyväskylä

City of Jyväskylä recruitment services

The city organization employs more than 7,000 experts with more than 400 professional titles. The City of Jyväskylä recruits personnel for both permanent and temporary positions. 

Kaksi työntekijää juttelee nuoren kanssa.

Working in Jyväskylä

Are you relocating in Central Finland, but do not have a job yet?

The Employment and Economic Development Office (TE Office) provides information on available jobs and support you in job seeking. The TE office also organizes integration study programs, vocational training, job seeking, career and emplpyment coaching, professional and career orientation, work and training experiments and pay subsidy.

Aikuisten ryhmätyöskentelyä

Services for companies

Jyväskylä offers services for new businesses and their growth

  • Information on permits required for business activities and available business plots, please contact Service Point Hannikainen, phone +358 14 266 5025 or anne.heikkinen[at]
  • Relocation services for companies and customer contacts, please contact Business Advisor International Services Tiina Järvelin, phone

Business development and employment

Jyväskylä a vibrant and growing city

Jyväskylä is the 3rd most popular city to move to in Finland, particularly for families with children, and has the 4th best city image in Finland overall. Jyväskylä is one of the fastest growing cities in Finland, current population being 143 000. During 2000-2014 population growth was 20 000 residents.

Joutsenet Jyväsjärvellä