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LADEC - Boosting your business!

Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd develops the conditions for business growth and competitiveness in the Lahti Region together with the municipalities, and markets the region as an attractive business environment.

We help entrepreneurs and businesses in our area with everything involved in founding, growing, developing and locating a business, in addition to internationalisation. Our advisory services are free of charge. 

We operate in 7 municipalities: Asikkala, Hartola, Hollola, Iitti, Lahti, Orimattila and Padasjoki. 

Our main office is located at Lahti Science Park in Lahti.

We are part of the network of Finnish Enterprise Agencies, and our entrepreneurship consulting services comply with the network’s ISO 9001 certified consulting process. 

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Contact us – regardless of your business’s sector, size or needs! Call +358 44 702 2700 or chat with us!

Primary owner: City of Lahti (80 %).
Other owners: cities, municipalities, companies, universities and institutions of higher education in Päijät-Häme.

Funding municipalities (7)
Cities of Lahti and Orimattila and municipalities of Asikkala, Hartola, Hollola, Iitti and Padasjoki.

LADEC has a subsidiary, the renewable energy research centre Energon Oy.

LADEC in figures 

  • With the help of our start-up advice, over 200 new companies are founded in the Lahti region every year.
  • We provide business development services to 700 corporate customers per year.
  • More than 80% of the start-ups we have advised still operate after five years.
  • Our customers give us the school grade 9+ (weekly feedback polls: average grade).

Together with our funding municipalities, Lahti, Asikkala, Hartola, Hollola, Iitti, Orimattila and Padasjoki, we are developing this urban region, with its diverse business scene, into the most environmentally friendly growth centre of sustainable development in Finland.

  • We develop business services with a customer-centric approach.
  • We try to reduce the bureaucracy encountered by businesses and improve the availability of the services they need.
  • We work together with our funding municipalities to carry out strategically significant development projects. 
  • We speed up the design and implementation processes of business and residential area projects by finding sources of funding and new solutions as well as by assisting the municipalities in carrying out baseline studies.
  • We support dialogue between companies and municipalities and promote the process of making investments and procurements more accessible to SMEs.
  • We market the Lahti region as a developing and attractive business environment under the Lahti Business Region brand, in cooperation with the municipalities. We promote the strengths of the region and the opportunities it provides as a business environment on the www.lahtibusinessregion.fi website.

The Board of Directors of Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd from 24 May, 2022

Milla Bruneau  |  Director (Lahti)

Representatives of the funding municipalities / business
Jari Laaksonen  | Talousneuvos (Finnish Honorary Title) (Asikkala)
Lasse Koskinen | Journalist (Lahti)
Sanna Virta | M.A. | Participation Coordinator (Lahti)
Antti Räsänen | Maakuntaneuvos (Finnish Honorary Title) (repres. of Hartola & Padasjoki)
Vesa Koivumaa |  Managing Director  |  Elap Oy (Hollola)
Atte Savelainen  |  Managing Director |  Atplast Oy (Iitti)
Juha Aalto  |  M. Sc. (Econ.)  |  Entrepreneur (Orimattila)

Representatives of higher education institutions
Turo Kilpeläinen  |  President, CEO  |  LAB University of Applied Sciences
Jussi Karvinen  | Director of Planning |  University of Helsinki

Permanent expert
Hannu Rantanen  |  Professor  |  LUT University


Tomi Tura
+358 50 323 1050


I am an almost original Lahti resident and a passionate advocate for the Lahti region. I have worked on the entire 2000s for the region and for the renewal of its business life. I am particularly familiar with the issues related to business policy, strategic development and cooperation between companies, municipalities and universities.