Samara Region: rate at investment
On December 7 in the hotel “Renaissance-Samara” the business meeting “Samara Region: rate at investment”. Within it the representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development, Investments and Trade, representatives of institutes of business support CEOs of the largest companies have discussed the prospects of investment development of the region.
Alexander Kobenko, the acting vice governor – the Minister of Economic Development, Investments and Trade of the Samara Region has noted that from 2013 to 2016 decrease in investment was noted in the region: “This year the situation with decreasing of investments managed to be changed and if for the first nine months it made 24% in the relation to the same period of 2016, ten now the indicator has decreased to 5,5%. However, the year hasn’t come to an end yet”.
He has added that the Ministry of Economic Development, Investments and Trade actively participates in attraction of investments in different spheres: in the sector of small and medium business, petrochemistry and chemistry, processing of agricultural products and production of food. Special attention is paid to attraction of investments into the development of trade and road infrastructure, power construction and construction of sport objects.
The Head of Information and Consulting Department of the Investment Promotion Agency of the Samara Region Alena Urusova has told about the support of investment projects that are going to be implemented on the territory of the Samara Region.
“We are always ready to provide the investor with all range of services at any stage of the project’s implementation. We can help at the stage of formation of the concept, determination of structure and the amount of financing, selection of the land plots,” – Alyona Urusova has emphasized.
The CEO of the Togliatti SEZ has told about the successful implementation of the investment projects.
“We receive all measures of support which are given to the investors of the Samara Region which impose on us additional responsibility. We have felt increase of the investment activity in the second half of the current year. Thanks to it on our site two new productions have already opened, and in the end of the year we have attracted two new investors who will also implement projects on the territory of the Togliatti SEZ. We expect that this tendency will remain and that at the beginning of the next year,” – he has reported.
Konstantin Polyakov, the director of Coca-Cola HBC Russia, has shared experience in Samara in a format of perspective partnership. According to him, open dialogue of the government and businessmen in many respects defines success of work of investors in the region. Human resources (qualified personnel) play the most important role for investors while choosing the region, as well as geographical location, developed transport network and infrastructure.
Alexander Isaykin, the CEO of Volgaenergoprom, together with the unit manager of automation Sergey Morshanskiy has told the participants about the production of innovations, particularly about the industrial robots that help courageous investors to implement the project successfully and to obtain the leading positions on the market.
In conclusion of the meeting its participants have discussed perspectives for investment. According to Alexander Kobenko, it will be developed in such branches as agricultural industry, production and processing of food, petrochemistry, space industry, mechanical engineering, alternative, wind and solar power engineering and IT-medicine. The guests have agreed that in these spheres the Samara Region will remain its attractiveness to investors. The governmental support will help the investors to implement their projects effectively.