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Local incentives in practice: example of the Municipality of Ajdovščina

The Municipality of Ajdovščina is the economic, educational and cultural centre of the Vipava Valley, situated in Western Slovenia on the border with Italy, 80 km from Ljubljana and 150 km from Venice. Apart from the state-level incentives described above, the Municipality of Ajdovščina offers investors several incentives of its own, such as:

  • subsidies on purchases of land intended for the construction of premises for their industrial or business activities of up to 100% of the purchase price;
  • operation grants for up to 100% of the assessed public utilities charge for investments made in the construction of commercial and production facilities located within commercial zones (either existing or new ones);
  • interest-rate subsidies for investments in: production and service capacities; new construction or renovation of production and service capacities; and investments in business activity equipment and/or the purchase of intangible rights (patents, licences, and technological know-how);
  • a subsidy covering up to 75% of the employer’s share of social security contributions for as many as 10 new employees in the first 2 years of their employment, where the sole condition is that their employment contracts are for a minimum of 3 years;
  • co-financing the protection of intellectual property rights, the costs of creating an initial prototype or the costs of documented innovation-oriented technical solutions, ideas or research assignments by up to 50%;
  • co-financing consultation services for entrepreneurs in the process of putting together tender documentation for national and international tenders in order to receive grants by up to 50%;
  • a subsidy of up to 100% of the market rental of commercial premises owned or managed by the Municipality of Ajdovščina to encourage specific commercial activities of the public interest but for which there is no economic interest; and
  • lease co-financing for exhibition spaces at fairs in Slovenia or abroad by up to 50%.

The Municipality of Ajdovščina provides investors with a liaison officer to assist them with their acquisition of land and obtaining of building permits and other licences.  More