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For entrepreneurs

The urban region of Lahti welcomes new businesses and innovative ideas. The region’s superior location and cost-effective environment as well as strong local networks, a versatile industry structure and growing urban region encourage businesses to thrive and renew themselves

LADEC helps entrepreneurs and businesses that operate in the Lahti region or plan to relocate to the area in all situations and stages of development. The counselling and sparring services by LADEC's experts are available free of charge.

Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd
LADEC is in charge of serving starting, established and relocating businesses in the urban region of Lahti. We provide support for establishing a business, the everyday challenges of entrepreneurship as well as growing, renewing and internationalising your business activities.

More information about procurements by the City of Lahti (in Finnish).

Employment services
Employment service unit and services for employers and job-seekers by the City (in Finnish).

Business plots
Available business plots in the Lahti city area (in Finnish).

Available office facilities
You can search the Toimitilapörssi service (in Finnish) for available office facilities (in Finnish).

Building inspection

Building instructions and permit matters

Marketplace and sales spots

Reserving and using marketplace and sales spots

Environmental Services' permit and notification matters

Environmental permits, noise notifications and soil permits (in Finnish).

Permit matters related to health monitoring

Forms for applying for food permits

Street signs

Street sign matters in the industrial areas in Lahti are handled by Suomen Katukyltti Oy, based on a mutual agreement  (in Finnish)


Information for entrepreneurs and those interested in entrepreneurship (in Finnish).

Päijät-Hämeen Yrittäjät (in Finnish)