The Centres for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centres) are responsible for the regional implementation and development tasks of the central government.

Finland has a total of 15 ELY Centres, which are tasked with promoting regional competitiveness, well-being and sustainable development and curbing climate change.  

ELY Centres have three areas of responsibility: Business and industry, labour force, competence and cultural activities, Transport and infrastructure, Environment and natural resources. 


Southeast Finland’s ELY-Center: 0295 029 000
Address: Salpausselänkatu 22
Mail address: PL 1041, 45101 Kouvola

Lappeenranta office:
Address: Villimiehenkatu 2