Incentives to Investment
For quite some time now, Portugal has recognized that entrepreneurship deserves to be promoted and supported for the sake of national economic revitalization, particularly in terms of promoting innovation and regional development. Thus, this chapter is devoted to existing incentive programs available to national and multinational companies in terms of making productive investments in Portugal.
In this context, we begin with a description of financial incentives in Section 1, followed by tax incentives addressed in Section 2, and finally we describe the incentives for job creation, skills development and training in Section 3. In Sections 4 and 5, we also consider two tools to help implement business investment: venture capital and mutual guarantees.