Hundreds of hectares for Pirkkala CLX business zone near Tampere-Pirkkala Airport
A collaboration agreement for creating an extensive business zone close to Tampere-Pirkkala Airport was signed on September 13th 2005. The area to be developed comprises hundreds of hectares of land mainly owned by the community of Pirkkala and the Civil Aviation Administration on an axis between the airport and Tampere. The NCC Property Development Oy and SRV-yhtiöt Oyj /Pirkanmaan Projektitoimi organisations are also involved in the project besides the community of Pirkkala and the CAA.
The aim of the project is to locate new businesses and create thousands of jobs in the new zone, thus benefiting from a phenomenon visible all around the world. Globalisation has meant that areas around airports are providing powerful growth environments for businesses because they enable efficient international connections. There is evidence of this in Finland too, where the Aviapolis business park near Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is already competing for corporate favour with the centre of the capital.
Local development trends also speak for the new zone, to be called Pirkkala CLX. For years Pirkkala has seen the highest growth in jobs in the entire country, in percentage terms. At the same time it is a net attractor of young, educated people. The sharp increase in traffic at Tampere-Pirkkala Airport as well as the municipal ring roads which have just been included in the government budget are also good reasons for the project.
The initial effort will focus on the area near the airport and in particular the logistical projects there.
The CLX suffix comes from the Roman numerals for 160 and refers to the central location of the zone. Almost all of Finland’s largest towns and the majority of the country’s demand lie within a radius of 160 kilometres from Pirkkala CLX.
For more information: Erkki Korkala, Business Manager Pirkkala Commune, tel. 050 5169002
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