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Speech of Governor of Smolensk region A.V. Ostrovskiy about «Investment climate and investment policy of Smolensk region»
 

30.03.2015 Speech of Governor of Smolensk region A.V. Ostrovskiy about «Investment climate and investment policy of Smolensk region»

Speech of Governor of Smolensk region A.V. Ostrovskiy about «Investment climate and investment policy of Smolensk region»

Governor of Smolensk region Alexey Vladimirovich Ostrovskiy made a speech at the meeting of Smolensk region duma which took place on March 26, 2015 with the annual message «Investment climate and investment policy of the Smolensk region».

The Governor reported that in 2014 there were realized more than 20 significant investment projects with the total amount of investments over 40 billion rubles, with social effect there were created more than 8000 new workplaces in the territory of the Smolensk region.

In 2014 166 subjects of small and medium sized enterprises were supported within the realization of actions of a regional state program «Economic development of the Smolensk region, including creation of favorable enterprise and investment climate». The number of filled requests grew by 47% in comparison with 2013.

The Governor informed attendees that the general size of the subsidies that were provided to subjects of small and medium sized business grew by 12,4% in comparison with 2013. The geography of participants extended. In 2013 businessmen from 13 municipalities of the Smolensk region participated in competitions and in 2014 there were businessmen from 20 municipalities.

In the report the Governor noted that in 2014 the sub-programme of subjects’ support of small and medium sized enterprises was focused on support of real sector of economy and was directed on stimulation of subjects of small and medium sized business to implementation of investments.

In 2014 there were provided subsidies on:

- implementation of educational activities for educational programs of preschool education;

- compensation of part of the expenses that are connected with the participation in the international and interregional exhibition and fair and congress actions.

In the conclusion A.V. Ostrovskiy reported about reached results in attraction of investments in 2014 and told the plans on investment development of the Smolensk region for 2015.