Under the guidance
of governor Kauko Sipponen the administrative district of Central Finland
concentrated on fostering the province's economic life and cultural projects.
The activities of the district administration were extended to education
and social departments and to area planning. The planning and construction
departments focused on target and area plans extending over many years.
The province became increasingly divided into industrial centres and rural
municipalities where farming was the mainstay. The latter were situated
on the edges of the administrative district, far from the main transport
routes in Central Finland.