Helsinki has a dynamic economy with a diversified industrial structure. The Helsinki region is an economic engine for the rest of Finland.
One of the strong economic sectors in Helsinki has been information and communication technology (ICT), which drove rapid growth in Helsinki up to the early years of the 21st century. By economic growth in the first five years of the century, Helsinki was among the stronger metropolises in Europe.
The service sector employs 88 percent of the workforce in Helsinki, which is above the European metropolitan average; the service sector’s share of the workforce in the Helsinki region is 82 percent. Helsinki is one of the leading knowledge-based metropolises in Europe.
A demographic forecast puts the Helsinki region among the fastest growing regions in Europe. Some areas of the economy may face shortages of labour. At the same time, the number of immigrants and other foreign-born population in the region is growing rapidly.
Helsinki offers a broad range of business opportunities for entrepreneurs. The City of Helsinki offers and supports many services that make Helsinki increasingly attractive and accessible to workers, job seekers and entrepreneurs.