Trade, services, industry and cutting-edge technology
Kemi is the centre of trade and services in Sea Lapland.
It houses the paper mills of Stora Enso and Metsä-Botnia and
Outokumpu's Kemi mine. Digipolis - Kemi Technology Park
offers top-flight expertise for use by the industrial sector.
The city centre has a number of special stores famous
throughout the region so it also attracts people from far
A wealth of educational services and urban culture
Educational services are offered by Lappia Vocational College, Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, local workers' colleges and open colleges, and the Kemi unit of the University of Lapland and the University of Oulu. Kemi also has a theatre, city orchestra, regional art museum, indoor swimming pool, ice stadium, indoor football ground, golf course and a yachting centre. It is home to two world famous attractions - ice breaker Sampo and Kemi Snow Castle
Opportunities and faith in future
Kemi is an ideal place for companies, thanks to its
excellent location and the availability of highly committed,
skilled labour. The focus in Kemi is on high-quality living
in an urban environment close to the sea.
Fennovoima's nuclear power plant project, Vapo's biofuel
plant, YIT's Sarius tourism project, mining projects in
Lapland and the extensions of the Outokumpu mine and
steelworks ensure that the economy will keep flourishing and
bring well-being and prosperity to the local people.