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Dialogue with business

Dmitry Yalov held a meeting with representatives of AmCham

A meeting of representatives of Leningrad region with member companies of St. Petersburg Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia took place today in Saint Petersburg. During a round table Deputy Chairman of the Government of Leningrad Region – Chairman of the Committee for Economic Development and Investment Activity Dmitry Yalov and Deputy Director of Economic Development Agency of Leningrad Region Anna Koroleva answered questions of business.

The participants of the event included representatives of such companies as JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS RUS, YIT, IKEA Industry, International Paper, Knauf Petroboard, etc. and international consulting and law companies which provide support to production enterprises of the region and contribute to attraction of new investors.

Dmitry Yalov opened the meeting and told its participants about investment climate and development prospects of Leningrad region. The parties discussed key issues which entrepreneurs and investors face currently and proposals aimed at further improvement of investment climate in the region.

For example, one of the discussed topics was provision of infrastructure and transport connections to industrial zone Gorelovo in Lomonosovsky district. Today several companies located in Gorelovo are planning to modernize and expand their production plants and thus they need participation of the region in terms of interaction with resource-supplying organizations.

Another discussed issue was systematization of control and supervisory activities, including those on behalf of environmental bodies. Representatives of EY suggested selecting the best practices of organization of control and supervision by tax services in order to prepare proposals for Rospotrebnadzor in terms of ecology and environmental activity.

Besides, the participants of the meeting discussed human resources. Dmitry Yalov told about creation of the Center for Professional Competencies in the region which will be working in contact with business, carrying out orders of modern enterprises for training of specialists with required skills. Dmitry Yalov asked representatives of the companies to provide feedback and formulate proposals for creation of a mechanism which will really work.

Dmitry Yalov also talked about health promotion and mentioned that according to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of 07.05.2018 No. 204 “About National Aims and Strategic Goals of the Russian Federation up to 2024”, 55% of the population should be involved in sport activities. The participants discussed possible ways of popularization of sport among employees of the companies and decided to work together in this direction.

Summing up the results of the meeting, Dmitry Yalov thanked Executive Director of St. Petersburg Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia Maria Chernobrovkina for organization of the event, highly appreciated the dialogue and thanked its participants for formulating questions and proposals which will be taken into consideration for further improvement of the investment climate of the region.

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