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Assisted Areas or subsidised regions, regional units which receive special subsidies on account of relatively unfavourable economic conditions or developments. The OeROK (Austrian Regional Planning Conference) determines which regions are to receive special subsidies. The subsidies are intended to improve infrastructure, to provide financial incentives for businesses, industries or tourist companies to build there, to secure the agricultural and forestry sectors and promote active employment policies. According to EU criteria, regions in Austria are divided into certain subsidy categories. Objective-1 regions encompass underdeveloped regions (Burgenland), objective-2 regions are industrial regions in decline (e.g. both the Mur- and Muerz valley regions) and objective-5b regions are rural regions with a high agricultural ratio (e.g. Waldviertel region and Weinviertel region, Mostviertel region).