A new incentive to invest in Emilia-Romagna


18/02/2016 - The regional law 14/2014 for investment promotion, whose purpose is to increase the competitiveness and attractiveness of the economic system, now provides direct support to companies committed to invest in Emilia-Romagna or to expand their activity in the region. The first call to enter into Settlement and Development Agreements is online. It will be possible to apply from the 15th of March to the 15th of May 2016.

The Settlement and Development Agreement aims at supporting investment not only through financial incentive but also facilitating the relation with institutions, local bodies and stakeholders. The agreement has to be signed by the Regional government, the investor (single company or grouping), local bodies and other stakeholders involved in the investment and will include the commitments made by each participant and specify the incentives provided, the timing of procedures and completion of the investment, the employment impact and the transport and digital infrastructure and welfare services provided in relation to the investment. The Regional government will coordinate all institutions in order to ensure rapid and effective procedures.

The Agreement is open also to foreign companies with at least one local unit in Emilia-Romagna by the time of the first disbursement request. The investment has to have positive effects on the regional territory: employment, innovation and environmental and social sustainability are the main criteria adopted to select the proposals.

The following types of investment project are eligible according to their employment impact:

  • Production of goods and services with at least 150 additional employees
  • Highly strategic investment with at least 50 additional employees (graduates >40%)
  • R&D Centre with at least 20 additional graduated employees
  • Redirection of production for regional companies with at least 100 employees, with 10% of additional employees and at least 5 additional employees in R&D activities at the end of the investment.

The contact point for investors is ERVET,  the development agency that has been dealing with investment promotion on behalf of the regional government for many years, managing the website www.investinemiliaromagna.eu and its related activities.  ERVET will also provide technical assistance to the Emilia-Romagna Region for the selection and evaluation of the proposals.

For more information on the call to enter into Settlement and Development Agreement:


General contact point for foreign investors:
ERVET - investinemiliaromagna@ervet.itwww.investinemiliaromagna.eu







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