The creation of a stimulating investment environment has been a challenge to Slovenia's economic development. Grant aid is a common feature of EU Member States and has also been a tool of regional policy in addition to an adequate legal framework and a stable macroeconomic environment.
Slovenia has developed an incentive system in an effort to give impetus to foreign direct investment expected to boost the country's economic development: the creation of new jobs, the transfer of new technologies and know-how, and outsourcing opportunities where the local companies would get new business partners. The instruments of the Government's pro-active stance to investment policy also serve to motivate the foreign investors who are already running operations in Slovenia to expand or upgrade their capacities. After all, Slovenia's track record clearly shows that foreign investors who have discovered this "right mix of qualities" are here to stay and as a rule take every opportunity to expand their operations in Slovenia.