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Planning and development

The South Savo Regional Council is responsible for the preparation of development plans for its own region, in cooperation with municipalities and other public and private actors.

Planning and development

The South Savo Regional Council is responsible for the preparation of development plans for its own region, in cooperation with municipalities and other public and private actors.

The Regional Strategic Plan, the Regional Programme and the Regional Land Use Plan are development plans prepared by the Council. The Implementation Plan includes indicative funding and actors for these plans.

The South Savo Regional Strategic Plan

The Regional Strategic Plan is a steering instrument for the regional development and the allocation of regional resources. It was built in active cooperation between The South Savo Regional Council and The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment for South Savo (ELY), along with municipalities, business life, educational and research institutes and organisations.

The South Savo Regional Strategic Plan includes a vision and strategic priorities for 2030.

The Programme is carried out with the help of a more detailed, and annual Implementation Plan.

The strategic priorities of South Savo:

Forest 

Forest growth in South Savo region is 9 million cubic meters per year. Forestry and wood processing is the largest business sector in the area. The forests are perfect for outdoor leisure activities and South Savo is among Finlands topmost holiday areas.

Water

The lakes in South-Savo are the cleanest in the world. Our high-tech water technologies provide extensive business opportunities. The beautiful nature around Lake Saimaa attract movers from everywhere.

Food

South Savo nature grows the best and purest tastes. To prepare excellent dishes, we use local ingredients that are produced by regional farmers. Our food expertise is high grade business.

Implementation Plan

The Implementation Plan is drawn up annually. The Plan outlines the actors for individual projects and preliminary project budgets stated in the Regional Programme. The Plan is constantly updated in a consultation process involving the key stakeholders in the region, and the partners responsible for each project.