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Business message of the Governor

Alexander Drozdenko in Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The Governor of Leningrad region Alexander Drozdenko held a meeting with the members of Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry and presented his annual business message.

The head of the region said that a territory of advanced social and economic development and additional tax benefits will appear, and Industry Support Centre will be established in Leningrad region.

Alexander Drozdenko emphasized that the region keeps its leading positions in development of many branches of economy – from industry to agriculture and manufacture of food products. Leningrad region is one of the most attractive regions in terms of investments, which is proved by another growth in the volume of investments in fixed assets by 25% over the first six months of 2017.

“Turnover in our ports growths dynamically. In the first six months sea gates of the region transferred more than 92 million tonnes of cargo, more than a half of them was transferred by Ust-Luga which improved its indices by 14% to the level of 2016,” said the head of the region.

Alexander Drozdenko noted that for development of business in Leningrad region the authorities take measures aimed at reduction of administrative barriers, reduce terms of provision of government services, carry out reform of control activities, etc.

By the end of this year Industry Support Centre will be established in the region in order to strengthen its industrial sector. It will be “one-stop-shop” for large business searching for partners, customers, byers of products. “The Centre will be dealing with creation of industrial clusters, development of industrial cooperation, creation of logistic chains in the region,” commented Alexander Drozdenko.  

One of the industrial growth points in the near future can become Pikalevo monotown. In the beginning of August the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation approved creation of the territory of advanced social and economic development in this town. It means that investors willing to develop business in the monotown, will receive unprecedented tax benefits and preferences. The Governor encouraged entrepreneurs to consider localization of production in this territory.



Annual speech of the Governor for the members of the Leningrad Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry takes places before the beginning of active business season. In 2016 Alexander Drozdenko presented Socio-Economic Development Strategy of Leningrad Region up to 2013 to business community of the region.

More than 300 businessmen, heads of large production companies, representatives of small and medium-sized business from all districts of the region participate in the meeting.

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