Initiatives regarding Central Finland becoming a separate administrative district were no longer taken by the state, but by provincial and municipal circles. The Central Finland Students' Club and the Museum Society of Central Finland, which is in charge of a series of publications about Central Finland, were founded in 1931. The Society had its first exhibition in 1932.

In 1934 a new College of Education was founded, combining the activities of the teacher training college and the summer university. In 1939 half the population of the chiefly agrarian Central Finland lived in the town and rural municipalities of Jyväskylä. In 1934 President P.E. Svinhufvud paid a visit to Jyväskylä, where the matter of a separate administrative district was taken up. The question was discussed again at the provincial meeting of the following year. President Kyösti Kallio took part in the meeting and said that Central Finland was firmly united behind the idea of a separate district but he was unable to give any promises concerning establishment in the near future.