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Strategy of Leningrad region

Strategy of Leningrad region

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Small business development


Main directions of industrial development

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Main directions of industrial development


Leningrad region is one of the leaders in terms of economic development in the Northwestern Federal District. 

In 2017 gross regional product (GRP) came to (as estimated) about 1 trillion rubles. Over the last 5 years GRP volume of the region has increased by almost 47%. Industry is the main branch of economy of Leningrad region, its share in GRP is 37.2%.

The main branches of industry: mechanical engineering, automotive industry, shipbuilding, chemical production, petrochemistry, agriculture, woodworking, pulp and paper industry, aluminum industry, construction materials industry. Industry of Leningrad region consists of more than 600 large and medium-sized enterprises, some of them are among the leading organizations in Russia, and over 2,000 small enterprises.

Development of industry in the region is based on the following factors: 

  • Qualified personnel

The united labour market of Leningrad region and Saint Petersburg allows attracting qualified specialists with vocational education and required professional experience to production enterprises in the region. Over the last 5 years there is a steady growth in salary and the level of registered unemployment is one of the lowest in Russia. 

  • Advantageous location

Leningrad region is an important transport and logistics hub not only in Russia, but also in the world. The volume of cargo turnover in four ports of the region is about 23% of total maritime cargo turnover in Russia, main transport corridors of the North-West pass through the region.

  • Favourable business conditions

Leningrad region pays much attention to business development, sequentially implementing the idea of establishing clear and transparent work rules, establishing comfortable environment for investment activity in the territory of the region.

Front office for investment projects support on the “one-stop-shop” principle operates in Leningrad region in order to establish comfortable business environment. The region provides progressive regional tax benefits for investors and developers of industrial parks. Regional measures of support for trading activity (tax benefits and subsidies) are unique in Russia. The region complies with the provisions of the federal road map for improvement of investment climate prepared by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives.

  • Industrial parks

Creation and development of the territories provided with engineering and transport infrastructure, including industrial parks, play the key role in creation of new production plants and attraction of investments. 

There are 28 industrial parks already existing or being implemented in Leningrad region, including 3 state industrial parks. The region is one of the leaders in Russia in terms of this index. In order to preserve its leading positions the region adopted a law on measures of government support for creation and development of industrial parks in 2014.

  • Territory of advanced social and economic development

The territory of advanced social and economic development Pikalevo is being created in order to contribute to development of the town of Pikalevo by means of attraction of investments and creation of new jobs not connected with work of the city forming enterprises. 

The status of the territory of advanced development guarantees provision of unprecedented tax benefits and other preferences to the companies investing in diversification of the monotown’s economy.

The territory of advanced social and economic development is created for 10 years. This period can be prolonged to 5 years. 

  • Cluster policy 

For further sustainable development of the regional economy a comprehensive approach which allows concentrating available resources in the optimal way is required. One of the most efficient mechanisms of stimulation of the growth of industrial competitiveness is cluster approach.  

Currently Leningrad region is introducing 11 cluster initiatives. Priority spheres able to provide economic growth and high competitiveness at inter-regional and international markets are mechanical engineeting, automotive industry, shipbuilding, chemical and petrochemical industry, wood processing and pulp and paper production, metallurgical industry, construction materials industry, agriculture, etc.

Creation of clusters brings significant benefits for all its participants in the following directions:

  • reduction of logistics costs due to proximity to the largest European and Russian markets (proximity and large number of suppliers);
  • synergy in the sphere of Research and Development;
  • economic stability;
  • reduction of market development costs (proximity of potential clients);
  • reduction of purchase costs;
  • reduction of personnel training costs (proximity of education institutions).

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Economic Development Agency of Leningrad Region


Address: 64 B Malookhtinsky avenue, office 402, Saint Petersburg, 195112, Russia

Phone: + 7 (812) 644 01 23

Fax: +7 (812) 644 01 23 (ext. 2042)




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