The Regional Council of South Savo is a public authority responsible for the general development of the region of South Savo.
As a regional planning authority the Regional Council also manages physical planning within its territory.
Last but not least the Regional Council provides a platform for working out the common will of the region, acts as an agent for economic development and promotes the general interest of the region at a national level in a number of ways.
Guidelines for regional development are set out by the Regional Assembly in the Strategic Regional Plan, the the Regional Development Programme and the Regional Plan (physical planning). These development programmes serve to revitalise the business life of the region as well as raising skills levels and developing rural areas.
The Guidelines of the Finnish Regional Policy