Settle down for success in Finland, the happiest country in the world
For the 6th year in a row, Finland has been named the happiest country in the annual World Happiness Report published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative of the UN. The Finnish way of happiness is rooted in tremendous societal stability, with a high degree of equality and, among other things, political and civil freedom. It may sound far-fetched, but happiness, along with a skilled workforce and predictability, is also one of the factors that make Finland a prime location for doing business.
The Magnetic North
Simon Anholt, leading authority on national image and the creator of the Good Country Index, has been a fan of Finland for a long time. Currently ranking 5th in the world in the Good Country Index, Finland has a tendency to punch well above its weight class in the image department, he says.
FDI Barometer: What role do taxes play in success stories from Finland?
Finland does not have a reputation as a “tax paradise” – and sure, all those world-class welfare state services are, ultimately, funded by the taxpayer. But is Finland a very heavy-handed tax collector for businesses?
Finland driving 6G development for a safer, more sustainable, and connected planet
The golden era of 6G technology is tantalizingly close – and with it a safer, more sustainable, and connected planet that promises to shake up the future of mankind. Finland is a global forerunner in developing 6G – indeed there are already numerous research initiatives and industry vertical specific visions to help support companies and societies around the world.
The power is in the oats – Finland encourages export of its resilient oats
Finland is calling on food manufacturers and retailers to source products from Finnish oat producers to meet growing consumer demand for nutrient-rich oat-based products and address oat shortages in supply chains.
FDI Barometer: International companies want to keep growing in Finland
Even during the Covid-19 pandemic, international companies operating in Finland were hard at work planning to expand local operations. Over half (57%) of foreign affiliates had plans to expand operations or make new investments in Finland in 2020-2022.