Danil Kustov spoke about the advantages of the SME park at the regional conference of entrepreneurs
On December 20, a regional conference “The Role of Business Associations in the implementation of a national project of small and medium businesses and support for individual entrepreneurial initiatives” was held in Voronezh.
The event was organized by the Department of Entrepreneurship and Trade and ANO "Center for Support of Entrepreneurship of the Voronezh Region".
The regional conference was attended by representatives of the business entrepreneurial community of the region, representatives of banking institutions, as well as government authorities and business development institutions. Galina Abrichkina, Head of the Business and Trade Department of the Voronezh region, and Danil Kustov, Director of the Office for Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects Support, acted as the leading speakers of the business session.
In his report, Danil Kustov said that the creation of separate zones for the implementation of investment projects of small and medium businesses, in particular the industrial park for SMEs, is a completely new tool for the region. At present, 2 sites with a total area of 25.5 hectares have been allocated on the territory of the Maslovsky industrial park, on which the production facilities of 3 residents - SMEs are already located.
In addition, Danil Kustov noted that the preferential regime in the Maslovsky industrial park will extend to sites for small and medium businesses, namely, residents of parks may qualify for tax benefits for profits (it is set at 12.5 %), property tax of organizations implementing particularly significant investment projects (0% rate), transport tax (investors are exempt from paying for up to 5 years). Residents can also be provided with subsidies from the regional budget to pay part of the interest for using loans from Russian credit institutions attracted for investment projects.
Concluding his speech, Danil Kustov noted that the Office for Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects Support is ready to provide full support and assistance to any real investors, while maintaining one of the main principles of the Office for Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects Support - an individual approach.
During the one-day regional conference of entrepreneurs, the participants discussed topical issues of doing business: a specialized system for assessing working conditions, the work of online cash registers, digital services, as well as familiarized themselves with the products of credit organizations for small business and discussed business support program for SMEs of the Voronezh region in 2019.
The regional conference "The role of business associations, in the implementation of the national project of small and medium businesses and support for individual entrepreneurial initiatives" has not the first year increased the effectiveness of supporting and developing small and medium businesses, as well as strengthening its role in implementing the development strategy of the region as a whole.