Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment
The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres, Finnish: elinkeino-, liikenne ja ympäristökeskus, ELY-keskus; Swedish: Närings- trafik- och miljöcentralen, NTM-centralerna ) are responsible for the regional implementation and development tasks of the central government in Finland.
ELY Centres have three areas of responsibility:
- Business and industry, labour force, competence and cultural activities
- Environment and natural resources
- Transport and infrastructure
The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment steer and supervise the activities of the Employment and Economic Development Offices (TE Offices). Not all ELY Centres deal with all three areas of responsibility as they can also manage duties on each other's behalf.
- Official website
- Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment - Prosperity, competitiveness, sustainable development (pdf, brochure)
- ELY Centres create sustainable well-being - strategy for 2012-2015 (pdf, brochure)
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