On July 5, the Governor of Novgorod Region Andrey Nikitin conducted a session of the Council on improvement of investment climate. The issues of the region’s export activities and the results of the National rating of the investment climate state in the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in 2018 were given due consideration at the session.
Tatyana Lavrentyeva, the head of Novgorod Center for Export Support presented a report on the Center’s operations in 2017-2018. She pointed out that last year, the center had helped Novgorod businessmen to take part in 7 Russian and international tradeshows. As a result, 7 export contracts were signed. In 2018, representatives of Novgorod business will be able to visit 6 more tradeshows.
“This is one of the most efficient ways for the enterprises to tell about their activities and to assert themselves in the global market. Business missions are just as potent a measure. Three of them will be organized by the yearend,” Tatyana Lavrentyeva stated.
Andrey Nikitin instructed the regional center to generate a plan of Novgorod Region export share increase. According to the Governor, the plan must be pre-evaluated by the business community and, in the fall, presented at the session of the Council on improvement of investment climate.
Minister of investment policy of Novgorod Region Vladimir Kuimov told about the results of the National rating of investment climate state 2018. It should be reminded here that the regions’ rating was presented at the platform of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. Novgorod Region made it to the top-10 regions with the highest growth rate, having been ranked 29th in the rating. In 2017, our region held position 53.
Vladimir Kuimov informed that at the time, the ministry was developing the road map of performance enhancing events. The target is now to make it to the top-20 regions by 2019.
“So far, we demonstrated good dynamics of progressing from a bad state to a moderate one. But rank 29 gives us no right to claim we have good investment environment. In the meantime, we are far from bragging it to an investor. Before coming to a region, business primarily asks whether we’ve got industrial parks,” pointed out Andrey Nikitin as he encouraged his colleagues to intensify this work.
In addition to the above, limited liability company Vilina is acting as an initiator of creation of industrial park “Preobrazhenie” in Novgorod Region, where the scope of investments exceeds 2120 million rubles. According to the plans, it will create over 220 new jobs. The project will be fully executed by year 2022.
As informed by the press center of the Government of Novgorod Region, 2018.