Transfer of the best world experience to the regional level

22 November 2018
Deputy General Director of JSC ”Special Economic Zones“ Dmitry Golosov and the Governor of the Smolensk Region Alexey Ostrovsky signed a cooperation agreement to create a special economic zone and improve the investment climate in the region.

It is assumed that the first SEZ in the Smolensk region will appear on the site of the customs and logistics center ”Alfa Trans“ in the village of Stabna. The expected total amount of investments in the project will be about 3 billion rubles.

JSC “Special Economic Zones” will assist the regional administration team in attracting investors and implementing the best world practices in creating a favorable investment climate.

The agreement has been signed in the framework of the conference “Development of the investment and business climate of the Smolensk region. Progress. Challenges. Plans”, which has taken place today in Smolensk. The event was also attended by Svetlana Chupsheva, General Director of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), Elena Dybova, Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, representatives of regional business and the expert community.
The main topics discussed during the conference were changes in the business landscape of the regions through investments, the most dynamically developing sectors of the economy, measures of support, promoting entrepreneurship, and principles for organizing the most successful start-ups.
Conference "Development of investment and business climate of the Smolensk region. Progress. Challenges. Plans” was organized by the administration of the region and the TASS agency in the framework of the IV Regional socio-economic forum “Territory of Development”. It takes place in Smolensk from November 21 to November 24, the main task of the conference is to build a constructive dialogue between government, society and business, to unite efforts for joint work on the development of the economic potential of the region.


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