Koper Regional Development Centre was established in 1993 to offer assistance and advice to businessmen of the coast region. Since 2001 it has run the South Primorje Regional Development Agency, which covers the territory of eight municipalities (Piran, Izola, Koper, Divaca, Sežana, Ilirska Bistrica, Hrpelje-Kozina and Komen). RRC Koper has been involved in the IN-PRIME programme together with North Primorska and Notranjska-Karst regions. It participates also in several Slovene and European projects related to countryside revival and the preservation of cultural heritage in Slovene Istria. It stimulates tourism and promotes electronic business, new information technologies and the entrepreneurship of women. During 2000–2001 the Centre led the Fund for Small Projects of the TEMPUS PHARE CBC Project, Slovenia/Italy.