Finland reaps large economic opportunities from data centre investments. We demonstrate that Finland’s data centre industry has the potential to grow from its current situation of supporting 11,200 jobs and contributing EUR 800 million to the GDP, to 33,000 jobs and EUR 2.3 billion by 2025.
The report further examines the ripple effects of having a vibrant data centre industry in Finland. These ripple effects ultimately make Finland more attractive to foreign investment and support the development of Finnish enterprise – all of which leads to a significant economic contribution to Finland.
The report was commissioned by Google and developed in close cooperation with the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
Dr Bruno Basalisco and Dr Emmi Martikainen presented the study in Helsinki on 20th April 2017 at an event hosted by the Finnish Government – sharing the stage with State Secretary Paula Lehtomäki (PMO) and Head of Division Eeva Vahtera (Ministry of Economic affairs and Employment, Enterprise and Innovation Department).