Hämeen Matkailu - Bright Green Forssa Region page 4-5
a peRFect enviRonment FoR GReen Business
Envitech, the coalition of environmental companies and organisations in the Forssa region, is one of the most comprehensive concentrations of environmental expertise in Europe. The Forssa region is home to many companies in the environmental and energy sectors with industryleading expertise in environmental technology, consulting and services. They offer environmental management solutions in the form of recycling, waste processing, recycled raw materials, research, planning and expertise. The Envitech area has quickly developed into a significant centre of material flows in Northern Europe. The Envitech Club, formed by companies and public entities in the area, protect the interests of the environmental business and promote development and co-operation in the region.
superior success factors
From the perspective of environmental business, the Forssa region offers an ideal setting for green companies. The companies in the region have the support of a robust
infrastructure, a knowledgeable expert network, a strong community formed by companies in the environmental industry, good availability of recycled materials, skilled and motivated employees, a good supply of education and training in the field, diverse support services for the environmental sector, business subsidies, excellent yet cost-effective business premises and an ideal location in the centre of Southern Finland, only one hour away from Helsinki, Turku and Tampere. The close co-operation between businesses in the region offers companies the opportunity to share costs and make use of each other’s materials, data, technologies, know-how, research results and energy. At present, there are approximately 20 companies located in the area, with over 200 professionals directly employed by them. Despite the high level of expertise in the area, there is still plenty of room for growth in environmental business in the region. Judging by the current rate of growth, the future of environmental business in the Forssa region looks very green. www.brightgreen.fi