Director of the Investment Agency took part in the work of the Council for the Improvement of the Investment Climate of the Voronezh Region
On the 21th of June a meeting of the Council for Improving the Investment Climate of the Voronezh region was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Governor of the Voronezh Region - First Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Voronezh region Vitaly Shabalatov.
Deputy Prime Minister of the Voronezh Region Artem Verkhovtsev, Head of the Department of Agrarian Policy of the Voronezh Region Alexei Sapronov, Head of the Department of Property and Land Relations of the Voronezh Region Sergey Yusupov, First Deputy Head of the Economic Development Department Igor Kumitsky, Director of Agency for Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects Support of Voronezh Danil Kustov and other representatives of the regional government took part in work of the Council.
The agenda included three issues, the first of which was the report of the Deputy Head of the Department of Entrepreneurship and Trade of the Voronezh Region Andrei Kartashov “Improving the mechanisms of interaction between investment entities and small and medium-sized businesses with local governments”.
Then the meeting participants heard a presentation by Sergey Yusupov, who informed about the achievement of the best value of one of the indicators of the National Rating of the investment climate of the subjects of the Russian Federation - “Satisfaction with the procedures for obtaining rental space provided by the region to small businesses”.
The third issue on the agenda included the report of Danil Kustov about results of the activities of Agency for Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects Support of the Voronezh region in the direction of “Supporting investment projects in the “single window” mode.
The director of the regional state institution provides that in 2018 and in the first half of the year in 2019, the Agency received 30 applications from 20 investing companies asking for help in resolving issues constraining the implementation of projects. As at 21/06/2019, 20 calls were received a positive decision out of 30 one.
Investing companies frequently contact the Agency to resolve organizational issues related to enabling documentation (25%), followed by connecting to the engineering infrastructure, receiving government support measures and solving social problems (17% of the total number of calls), further - selection of land plots and interaction with business partners (12% respectively).
Besides, Danil Kustov pointed out that Agency for Investment Promotion and Strategic Projects Support of the Voronezh region proved itself to be one of the leading organizations in Russia for attracting investments and working with investors. This is confirmed by data the recently published National Rating of the Investment Climate Status of the Subjects of the Russian Federation.
Thus, in 2019, the Agency re-entered group by indicators of the National Rating of the Investment Climate Status of the Subjects of the Russian Federation: Regional organization of attracting investments and work with investors; Internet portal about investment activity.
Meanwhile, the mechanisms of interaction between business and the regional government require further improvement. The meeting participants of the Council proposed a number of initiatives to improve the investment climate in the Voronezh region, which were supported by Deputy Governor Vitaly Shabalatov.