Regional cities are the second or third cities of their respective regions. Their success reflects everyday on millions of people. These 50 regional cities are often important centres of local services and motors of potential growth. The Ministry of the Employment and the Economy starteda pilot in order to develop regional cities. MDI organised three workshops to spar the regional cities in the piloting process. The first workshop supported the applications, sthe econd prepared the piloting action plan and third acted as a kick off seminar in January 2014.