Regions will start developing new regional development programs for the new financing period soon. Some better regions already know what is their unique selling point they are already building their strategies.

Business community needs to get out there and join the planning process. This will help both regions and business community. Regions will be able to develop stronger strategies based on realistic and relevant understanding of needs and opportunities. The planning process will be oriented towards objectives with right mixture of ownership and responsibility. Business community will be able to understand how to build networks and participate in regional policy having their say in designing growth incentives.