The region of development
The incentives and the services
Informative tools for territorial marketing
The Atlas shows the location of business parks in Emilia-Romagna responding to various exigencies of potential investors in terms of placement (proximity to infrastructures and regional economic drivers). The Atlas does not map all of the location opportunities available in Emilia-Romagna, but it only locates and describes those areas that have been proposed to become APEAs (Ecologically Equipped Productive Areas) after negotiation between the Regional Government, the Provinces and the Local Councils. 42 areas have been proposed to became APEA, 29 will receive the funds (marked with a green sign in the Atlas). In Emilia-Romagna, the allocated resources for the APEAs amount to 53 million Euro: 40 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF Regional Operative Programme 2007-2013) and 13 million from other regional resources.
Emilia-Romagna Regional Government established the requirements that APEAs have to meet. They regard: energy supply, sewer system, waste disposal, recycling, and separate collection, ICT network infrastructures, access ways, positive impact of the area’s facilities on the environmental context, presence of green spaces and staff services. One more feature of the APEA is that it has to be run by just one managing body in charge of the whole area. This will enable the businesses located in the area to speed up the administrative procedures concerning permits and licences.
The Atlas provides a geo-referenced and interactive representation of the APEAs thanks to a webGIS-based location system and captions showing the main logistical infrastructures and the administrative borders of each area (which can be viewed by clicking on the relevant squares). Besides the Atlas provides per each APEA a callout box that can be viewed by clicking on the relevant circles on the map, linked to an info-sheet providing updated information on the facilities and infrastructures available and on the potentially expanding areas as well as a zoom view of the target area.Click here to open the Atlas