Key points of the SEKES strategy

Developing the content of development agency activities

  • Providing ideas and tools for members to develop their own activities
  • Promoting peer learning and transferring good practices
  • Organising information, events and webinars
  • Providing service packages, reports and contacts for members
  • Developing the network’s common services
  • Serving as a databank with regards to development agencies and economic development activities
  • Executive Director’s contribution available to members for events and sparring sessions

Development agencies as part of national business services

  • Promoting the development agency concept and its potential
  • Building partnerships with different players, including the Team Finland network, among others
  • Simplifying the business service chain, with the role of the development agency as a window towards all public and private business development services and financing
  • Influencing matters related to economic development work, often together with the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and Association of Finnish Enterprises
The strategy promotes the status of the development agency as a well-functioning agency that meets the economic development objectives of its owners, serves the needs of businesses locally and is recognised as part of the national business services.


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