As I see it, the Ministry of the Investment Policy and the Development Agency of the Novgorod Region shall work together to draw the greatest possible advantage from the PSEDA and SEZ: it important not only to create these territories but also to attract high class residents on an ongoing basis.
the Governor of Novgorod regionDirect line with the Governor
Andrey Sergeevich Nikitin
Because of rich cultural heritage coupled with abundant natural resources and advantageous location between Moscow and Saint Petersburg Novgorod region is one of the most attractive regions in terms of tourism development in Russia.
There are deposits of peat, limestones, quartz and construction sand, brick and tile clays, sand-gravel materials, sapropel, mineral paints, fresh groundwater, curative mud and other natural resources.
The total area of forest occupies 60% of the region’s territory – it is 65% of soft-wooded broad-leaved and 35% of coniferous plants.
Climate in Novgorod region is favorable for industrial crop farming. The cultivation area structure consists of forage, wheat, potatoes, oat, barley, open ground vegetables and triticale. Greenhouse vegetable production is developing as well.
Dairy and beef farming are the locomotives of the region’s livestock farming. Investment sites for meat stockbreeding development are created in each area.
There are 6 priority sites with a total area of more than 1000 hectares for cranberries and blueberries cultivation. Both cultures are classified as a new trend “superfood” because of high content of vitamins. All the necessary capacity for construction of processing plant is available next to the sites.
Selection of investment sites
Obtaining agreements and permits
Interaction with utility providers
Selection of the governmental support measures and advising during execution of a document package for the support reception
Selection of funding sources and advising during execution of a document package to the financial organization
Address: Veliky Novgorod pr. Mira 32, k.1, office 320
“We searched for a place where a packing facility could develop smoothly with economic costs. It is futureless to develop it in St. Petersburg using premises with exponentially increasing rental payments. On the other hand, the location should be within the reasonable logistic reach and provide transportation infrastructure. This is how we found the web-site of Batetskiy municipal area that offered various investment lands”.
“Acron’s prosperous future has a robust foundation with a clear roadmap vision. This is active investment into large-scale industrial projects and fixed production assets renovation. Implementation of the latest resources-saving technology and investment in the critical resource – the team of dependable professionals. This is the only foundation for long-term investment programs. Acron Group strategy till 2025 is already generated.
“Location of the Novgorod Region between Moscow and St. Petersburg is geographically advantageous and provides a generous base of raw materials. These two factors were crucial for the plant construction territory choice. We plan to further increase the enterprise competitiveness in future by means of personnel development, forest utilization extension, investment in production upgrade and advanced management models implementation”.
AO “Lactis” ranks among leading diary products manufacturers in the North-West of Russia. Semisecular active production allowed the company develop a reputation of quality food manufacturer, obtain many reliable partners and a whole community of loyal customers. AO “Lactis”is the member of “Lactica” agroindustrial holding, that associates two milk processing plants, agricultural enterprises, a transportation company, a trading company and an affiliated retailer.
The project implementation location choice in the Novgorod Region was determined by several important factors. Governor of the Belgorod Region initiated the agrarian business transfer outside the territory, while Novgorod Region authorities sought to and provided facilities for third-party agrarian investors attraction to the region. As for our business, it was important that a new poultry production unit be located in a logistically convenient place: such great market channels as Moscow and St. Petersburg are almost equally remote from it”.