1 § to promote sustainable growth and increased
the competitiveness of enterprises and hence a sustainable regional
growth, subject to availability of funding support provided pursuant to
Support the design should contribute to current and future
generations can be offered healthy economic, social and
section 2 of the support may only be provided in accordance with
1. Commission Regulation (EC) No 651/2014 of 17 June
2014 declaring certain categories of aid
compatible with the common market under articles 107 and
108 of the Treaty, or
2. Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013 of 18
December 2013 on the application of articles 107 and 108 of the
the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union on the basis of
paragraph 3 of the terms and expressions used in this regulation were
the same meaning as in Commission regulations (EC) no
651/2014 and (EC) No 1407/2013.
4 section With support area A and area B under this
Regulation some communes or parts of communes as closer
evidenced by Regulation (1999:1382) on aid for certain areas
regional business support.
Support area A and area B should be considered assisted areas in
the meaning of article 2.27 of Commission
Regulation (EC) No 651/2014, in accordance with article 107(3)
(c) of the Treaty, the functioning of the European Union.
§ 5, With rural areas referred to in this regulation cover large
contiguous areas with sparse habitation and long distance
to major towns, jobs and services.
The County Board may, after giving the regional growth and
adjacent County county administrative boards an opportunity to be heard;
provide for the areas within a province which, under
This Regulation shall be considered to be sparsely populated.
section 6 With functional analysis region means a region where
people can live and work without having to do too
time-consuming journeys between home and work. The Division of the country
in functional analysis the regions are made by regional growth with
from the point of view of the extent of commuting over
section 7 of the Act (2002:34) of co-operating units in counties are
provisions relating to a collaborative body has the task of
decide on the use of certain State funds for regional
growth work. In the law (2010:630) on regional
utvecklingsansvar in some County provides for a
county councils provided for in the law to decide on the use of
some funding for regional growth work.
In a County with a County Council referred to in the Act on regional
utvecklingsansvar in some counties, it is said about
the County Administrative Board in this regulation rather than apply the relevant
the County Council. Kalmar county, the County Administrative Board in
rather than apply samverkansorganet.
section 8 a prerequisite for other support than assistance under 20 and 21
sections are to the application for aid has been submitted before the investment
that aid is sought for starts.
Support for additional investments or increased expenditure
arisen since the investment was begun may only be made if
There are serious reasons.
§ 9 Support may not be greater than is necessary with regard
for other funding opportunities and other factors
to the measure that the aid should be implemented.
section 10 of the support referred to in paragraphs 13 to 19 may be granted only for operations
that could achieve profitability and sustainable
employment for the employees.
section 11 of the support referred to in paragraphs 13 to 19 may be granted only to those who
operating under market conditions.
section 12 in order to qualify for aid, salaries and other
benefits of employment of the beneficiary must be at least equivalent
with the provisions of applicable collective agreements.
Regional investment aid
paragraph 13 of the regional investment aid may be granted in accordance with
Chapter I and articles 13 and 14 (1)-9 and 12-15 in
Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014, with the
limitations imposed by sections 14 to 16.
section 14 of the regional investment aid may be granted in assisted areas (A)
In the assisted area A may regional investment aid be provided with
a maximum of 35% for small companies, with up to 25 percent of
medium-sized enterprises, and with no more than 15 percent for large
In the assisted area B, regional investment aid be provided with
a maximum of 30 per cent for small businesses, with a maximum of 20% for
medium-sized enterprises, and with a maximum of 10 per cent for large
15 § notwithstanding section 11, regional investment aid
for tourist activities also to municipalities and to the
such legal persons referred to in Chapter 3. 16 (a) and 18 (b) § §
Local Government Act (1991:900).
Support for a facility that is owned by a municipality or such
legal person referred to in the first subparagraph and who shall be rented
out or rented out, should be subject to conditions if the
or long leasehold size.
16 § regional investment aid may be provided for activities
is considered to be of significance to the business development in the region
or otherwise considered to be of particular importance to the regional
Service and auxiliary activities granted aid must be
focused on a bigger market than the regional.
In particular, investment aid to small and medium-sized enterprises
17 § Support may be provided in the form of investment aid to small and
Investment aid to small and medium-sized enterprises by 17-19
sections may be submitted in accordance with Commission Regulation (EU) no
section 18 of the investment aid to small and medium-sized enterprises,
be provided for investments in
1. buildings or facilities intended for
2. the machinery or other equipment, other than vehicles, and
3. boats that are necessary for the operation of the companies in
section 19 of the investment aid to small and medium-sized enterprises,
left with no more than an amount equal to 50% of the
expenditure approved for the investment if the investment takes place
in sparsely populated areas. If the investment is made in the support area (A) that is not
represent rural areas, receive investment aid must be provided with a maximum of 40
percent of expenditure. If the investment is made in support area B
which are not rural areas, receive investment aid be provided with
a maximum of 35% of the expenditure. Non-assisted areas or
rural areas receive investment aid be provided with not more than 25% of
Support for start-ups
20 § support for start-up companies (start-up aid) may be provided in
accordance with chapter I and article 22 of Commission
Regulation (EC) No 651/2014, with the limitation that shows
of section 21.
section 21 of start-up aid may be granted only to small start-ups
that is, innovative companies. Start-up aid shall not be granted in the form
investment in equity.
Investment support for research infrastructures
section 22 of the investment support for research infrastructures may be provided
in accordance with chapter I and article 26 of the Commission's
Regulation (EC) No 651/2014.
Investment aid for energy efficiency measures
section 23 of the investment aid for energy efficiency measures,
provided in accordance with chapter I and article 38 of the
Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.
Support to broadband infrastructure
24 § support to broadband infrastructure must be provided in accordance
with chapter I and article 52 of Commission Regulation (EU)
No 651/2014 subject to the restrictions imposed by section 25.
section 25 of the Aid may be granted only for the extension of such
links that make up the agent between the core network
and access networks. The connection should be able to support the next
generation access networks (NGA).
Support may be provided with not more than 50% of the eligible
Support for investment in local infrastructure
section 26 of the investment aid to local infrastructure may be provided
for the construction, renovation and restoration of premises for
rental in accordance with chapter I and article 56 of the
Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 with the
limitations imposed by sections 27 to 30.
paragraph 27 of the investment aid may be provided in the support area A and in
assisted area b. Support may be provided with not more than 25% of the
approved total investment cost in assisted area A and with
not more than 20 per cent of the approved total investment cost
in the assisted area b.
section 28 of the investment aid may be granted for premises to a place with
a maximum of 10,000 residents about
1. the functional analysis region have satisfactory
conditions for the business to be conducted in
the premises, and
2. the analysis of the functional region is missing
prerequisites to otherwise gain access to the
suitable premises for the business.
In towns with more than 10,000 but fewer than 75 000 inhabitants,
investment aid should be provided on the functional analysis region
In addition, are exposed to particularly extensive structural
change of employment.
section 29 unless there are special reasons, the premises must not
be built larger than 2,000 square meters or be intended for
only one company.
The premises may be leased only to small and medium-sized enterprises
who is expected to miss the opportunity to build or
way to acquire access to the facilities of the resort.
section 30 of The rent charged for the use of premises,
correspond to the market price. If the venue is owned by a municipality or a
such a legal entity as referred to in Chapter 3. 16 (a) and 18 (b) § §
Local Government Act (1991:900), the decision to support combined with
conditions of rent's size.
Procedure in State aid cases
section 31 questions on the support provided for in §§ 13-25 review by the County Administrative Board.
Tillväxtverket examines questions concerning regional investment aid
According to the 13-16 sections instead of the County Board of
1. the total investment cost that is the basis for the
the application exceeds 25 million SEK,
2. the measure is sought for support means that a business
moved from one county to another, or
3. the application for aid to additional investments or increased
expenditure incurred since the investment began.
Unless it is clearly unnecessary, the County Board shall give its opinion
before the growth Board decides under the second subparagraph.
32 § tillväxtverket hears questions about the support referred to in paragraphs 26 to 30.
33 § an application for assistance shall be made in writing and submitted to the
the authority examines the issue of support.
§ 34 A decision on aid may be subject to the conditions that are required
for the purpose of the aid to be met.
When support is provided to the research infrastructure in accordance with section 22
or broadband infrastructure in accordance with §§ 24 and 25 shall
the provincial Government ensure that a decision on aid in the applicable
cases, be subject to conditions of such a monitoring and
the refund referred to in article 26(7) respectively 52.7 in
Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014.
35 § aid under this Regulation may be paid all
because the beneficiary reports the implemented actions.
36 § aid may not be paid until the recipient has
provided in accordance with section 43 and satisfied the other conditions for
payout. If not all aid has lifted within six months
from the date it first has been lifted, the recipient can
be deprived of the right to the outstanding part of the aid.
37 § support pursuant to this Regulation may not be paid
to an undertaking which is subject to payment requirements because
by a decision of the European Commission which declares a
the aid illegal and incompatible with the internal market.
38 § anyone who has received an aid to the authority
decided to support the written account the experience of the
measures that aid granted for.
The authority shall monitor the activities that support has been provided
to and exercise supervision over the compliance with the conditions for the aid.
The granted assistance shall give the authority or the
authority appoints an opportunity to review the activities and on
request, provide additional information on its activities.
39 section On the application of the aid granted, the
Authority has decided on the aid grant amendment of
the conditions for the aid. Deemed the matter of amended terms have
essential to the achievement of the objective of
support or means change, a significant deterioration of
State creditors, should the issue be settled by
section 40 of the authority that decided on a support shall act to
the aid granted in whole or in part will not be paid if the
1. the applicant for support by providing false
information or otherwise caused to aid
granted improperly or with excessive amounts,
2. the aid for any other reason have been granted incorrectly or
with the high amount and the recipient should have known this,
3. the conditions for the aid have not been respected.
Specific procedural rules for regional investment aid and
in particular, investment aid to small and medium-sized enterprises
41 § examination of an aid within the meaning of §§ 13-19, the
particular attention shall be paid to how the competition is on the
market where business will be conducted and how important it is
for society that the investment is implemented.
42 § a decision granting the aid as referred to in paragraphs 13 to 19
expires, unless the investment or the actions
as the aid has been initiated within one year from the date of
the decision was announced, or such shorter time as determined in
associated with the order for support, as well as completed and accounted
within three years from the said date. If there are special reasons,
the authority which has granted support allow for extension of the
such a time.
43 section for any recovery of the aid referred to in paragraphs 13 to 19, the
Security shall be provided as necessary, taking into account the amount of the aid,
the recipient's financial position and other circumstances.
In determining whether the security is required, the recipient's
total liabilities weighed in in the case of aid under this
Regulation and the Regulation (2015:210) on State aid for
that regional small and medium-sized enterprises.
Unless there are special reasons, should safety be taken out in the form
of full or limited guarantees which should be addressed by the
directly or indirectly, a substantial shareholder influence over
44 § länsstyrelsen may allow amendment of safety, even for
investment aid previously granted by
Regional growth. The change may be granted, if it is needed to
a new project by the County Administrative Board to grant investment aid
shall come to pass.
The issue has fundamental importance or change a
significant increase in the State's credit risk, should the issue be left
over to regional growth.
45 section If any substantial changes directly or indirectly
occurs in the ownership of the movement which support
According to sections 13 to 19 have been granted, the Authority decided
If the aid to reconsider the question of aid. The Agency can then
1. admit that the aid be taken over on unchanged terms of the new
the owner if he proves that the purpose of the aid does not seems
through the change, or
2. completely or partially recover the part of the aid can
The repayment obligation
46 § a beneficiary is obliged to repay in ten years after
the aid has been paid on any of the grounds referred to in
40 section exists.
47 § the recipient of an aid within the meaning of §§ 13 to 19 is, in addition to what
as follows from paragraph 46, the repayment obligation for a period of five years from the
today all the aid paid out, if
1. the purpose of the aid is not achieved,
2. a substantial part of the business is closed or any
material change occurs directly or indirectly in
the ownership or disposal the right to movement or to
such assets in operations which are of significance for the
3. collateral significantly deteriorates, or
4. anything else occurs, causing the beneficiary to
with regard to the objective of the aid is clearly not longer
should retain it.
It is stated in the first paragraph 1 does not apply if the beneficiary
have made what could reasonably be claimed for that purpose should
the repayable under section 48 of the beneficiary of the 47 §
expire gradually over the five year period specified therein in so
way to the part of the support that may be required again annually
decreases of 30, 25, 20, 15 and 10 per cent of the
original amount of aid.
If there are special reasons, an authority which decided on
support set in support of the decision to the reduction shall take place on a different
way. After supporting the decision has been taken, a decision on the
that reduction shall be made other than as specified in
support the decision is notified only of regional growth.
According to § § 48 49 Reduction takes place annually, unless the
authority which decided on aid decides to decline a
particular year shall be refused.
Decision to refuse the reduction shall be made not later than three months
After the authority through accounting under section 53 or
otherwise become aware of circumstances that may
lead reduction shall be refused.
50 § if a beneficiary is required to repay pursuant to the
46 – 47 § §, the Authority decided on support
decide to fully or partially recover the aid. If the
There are special reasons, the authority may waive the requirement
refund in whole or in part.
section 51 if a beneficiary is not eligible for a
amount of aid to be repaid, and this rate is imposed according to
interest Act (1975:635). Interest requirement may be reduced if the
There are special reasons.
52 § if a beneficiary is obliged to refund or
liable to pay interest in accordance with this regulation, the
authority which decided on aid, decide to cash out
of support should be offset against other payment of aid under the
Information obligation for regional investment aid and
in particular, investment aid to small and medium-sized enterprises
section 53 Concerning investment aid in whole or in part may be required
again according to paragraphs 45 to 47, the aid has been granted
1. no later than six months after the accounting period
submit a written report for the operation for each
financial year or for the shorter period of time as determined in
a special case of the person who is granting the aid;
2. notify the authority that decided on the
the aid before deciding
a) transfer of a significant part of the company's
fixed assets, licenses, patents, or other similar
b) leverage significant extent of property may
covered by an enterprise mortgage,
c) closure of the business in whole or in part, or
d) other measures of equivalent importance,
3. notify the authority before a decision is taken on the
any action that results in a material change directly or
indirectly in the ownership of the undertaking which has been granted
4. in cases where the provincial government decided to support, provide
Regional growth and the County Administrative Board or any of them shall appoint
opportunity to review the activities and provide the information about
the operation being requested.
Of financial statements in accordance with the first paragraph 1 shall in particular
highlight how employment develop in the company
granted the aid.
section 54 Report under section 53 shall contain information
showing how the company developed and the conditions for regional
investment aid has been met. The data shall be reviewed and
certified by the company's auditor if one has been appointed. By
report shall state that the trade unions
at the company have been given the opportunity to comment on
section 55 in 22 a of the Administrative Procedure Act (1986:223) contains provisions
If the appeal to the administrative court. Other decisions
than decisions under 36, 37, 40 and 52 sections should not, however,
subject to appeal.
section 56 a beneficiary is obliged, at the request of the
authority which decided on a support leave it basis
necessary for Sweden to be able to perform the obligations which the
comply with Commission regulations (EC) No 651/2014 and
(EC) No 1407/2013.
§ 57 an authority which decided on support to bring the
records referred to in
1. Article 12 of Commission Regulation (EC) No 651/2014;
2. Article 6(4) of Commission Regulation (EC) No 1407/2013.
In case of an application for aid under Commission Regulation (EU) no
1407/2013, the notifying authority shall provide the information to the
the company, which is clear from article 6(1) of that regulation.
58 § tillväxtverket, before courts, public authorities and in
Moreover, monitoring the State's right against the beneficiary under this
Regulation. The work will then adopt the composition proposal or on other
way waive the State's law.
The County Board shall inform the Agency as soon as any action
from the work under this section need to be taken.
59 § regional growth may provide for
the enforcement of this regulation.
1. this Regulation shall enter into force on May 1, 2015.
2. The regulation repeals Ordinance (2007:61) if
regional investment aid. The repealed Regulation applies
still, however, for the support that has been decided according to the