Leader Linné Småland has three all-encompassing goals under the auspices of guidelines from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, the Social Fund and the Regional Development Fund, which are to make the region:
1. An exciting environment where people and ideas can grow.
2. Open to the new and unknown.
3. Self-sufficient and entrepreneurial.
Leader Linné Småland will include eight municipalities: Alvesta, Ljungby, Markaryd, Sävsjö, Vetlanda, Värnamo, Växjö and Älmhult. This will entail a total of 167 309 inhabitants. The strategy emphasizes the mutual benefits of cooperation between the rural and urban regions. The area has sizeable forest regions and valuable natural environment. There are two large lakes, the Bolmen and the Åsnen, smaller ones such as Emån and hundreds of other smaller lakes and waterways that lend the region its particular character.