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19.10.2016 Clusters are new instruments of economic development of the region

Clusters are new instruments of economic development of the region

There has taken place the session of the Center of cluster development of Smolensk region: «Clusters are new instruments of economic development of Smolensk region» in Smolensk.

The Deputy Governor Rostislav Rovbel has taken part in its work. Participants were told about clusters, what for they are created and what preferences provides CCD to the enterprises.

Smolensk region became one of 36 regions of Russia in which the Center of cluster development is created. As the managing partner of the company Cluster Consulting Group Yuliya Artamonova has noted that the cluster policy is implemented at the new level in the region, so small business is supported.

In «Investment strategy of Smolensk region until 2025» developed by order of Alexey Ostrovskiy, the realization of cluster policy in Smolensk region is considered as an obvious opportunity for the regional government to increase competitiveness of the enterprises which have entered into the clusters. The cluster approach promotes increase in competitiveness of business as a result of realization of successful interaction of participants of the cluster, and also due to increase in the admission to innovations, technologies, know-how, special services and highly qualified personnel.

With the words of greeting and wishes of successful work on behalf of the head of the region Alexey Ostrovskiy the Deputy Governor Rostislav Rovbel has addressed to the participants.

«We progressively go in the direction of development of cluster policy. The center of cluster development is created in 2016 according to the instructions of the Governor Alexey Ostrovskiy. The Ministry of Economic Development has supported him and has allocated additional financing for development of the cluster.

There have already created three clusters in the region, they are a composite cluster, an IT cluster and a linen cluster. Nowadays the state corporation Rostec acts as the initiator of creation of industry cluster. Many travel agencies, hotels and enterprises which are engaged in tourist activity have appealed to the Governor to keep development of branch. The Governor has made the decision on allocation of financing on creation of a tourist cluster. Russian tourism has already supported us in it», - Rostislav Rovbel has noted.

Within the session the Center of cluster development of Smolensk region has signed three cooperation agreements. The Association of Smolensk Composite Cluster, NP Instrument manufacturing cluster of Penza region, the company Cluster Consulting Group have become partners of the Center of cluster development of Smolensk region.