Järvi-Pohjanmaan Yrityspalvelu

In English




About the Company


JPYP Business Service (Ltd) is a regional company co-owned by the city of Alajärvi, municipalities of Lappajärvi, Soini and Vimpeli as well as the 22 companies and banks of the area. The company offers business and development services mainly for the partner municipalities and companies in its region. The public company is part of the city of Alajärvi.


JPYP Business Service operates as a part of a regional innovation and development center together with Järviseutu Vocational Institute (JAMI), Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) and Aisapari (registered association). The company has offices in Alajärvi, Lappajärvi, Soini and Vimpeli.


JPYP Business Service’s operation is divided into three sectors: business services, development services and operational environment development and local area marketing.



Business Service

JPYP Business Service offers free consulting services for companies within its region through every stage of their lifespan, all the way from starting a business to ownership changes.


Consulting Service for Companies

  • Advice for new and operating companies
  • Financial and business advice
  • Advice in ownership changes
  • Advice concerning office space and operating environment


  • Organising seminars and educational events
  • Carrying out educational visits and tours together with companies
  • Informing companies about available public financing options and guiding how to apply for finance



Development Service

Company-specific Development Activity

  • Planning the content of company-specific development projects together with companies' personnel
  • Annual requirement analysis of development actions for partner companies
  • Developing collaborational networks
  • Promoting the internationalisation of companies

General Development Activity

  • Coordinating regional development collaboration
  • Planning development projects
  • Administrating and executing projects according to the developmental needs of the development program of industries in Järviseutu (Lake District)
  • Promoting internationalisation



The company plans and carries out regional-based industrial political projects in collaboration with partner companies, the municipalities’ agricultural office as well as other interested parties.

The company also participates in network projects and pilots carried out by other development operators.


International Projects


Circular Economy for SME's - CESME  more information available from website 





is a regional network of experts, operators in finance, education and development that brings vitality to the area.


Our services:

-          we offer working spaces for researchers

-          we organise theme events and seminars on current subject matters

-          we organise study events to interesting research and study environments


Contact Us


Vesa Alanko-Luopa

Managing Director

+358 44 4659 380



Jouko Etula

Business Service Manager

+358 44 2970 247



Maria Ahvenniemi

Business Advisor

+358 40 5691 693



Pirkko Ylätalo

Business Advisor

+358 44 2970 496



Jukka Kuoppala

Agricultural Managing Director

+358 44 2970 278


Project "Työ etsii tekijäänsä" area marketing

Project Manager

Maria Yli-Sikkilä

+358 40 6377 701



Project "AKKE" advice in digital process

Project Manager

Anniina Heikkilä

+358 40 6704 619





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