Upward Movement. Capital headed ASI rating
Moscow topped the rating of investment attractiveness of the Russian regions, having broken through the year from the second line to the top of the list. The results of the study by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI) were presented at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. The second and third places were taken by Tatarstan and the Tyumen region.
The ASI rating systematically assesses the attractiveness of Russian regions for doing business. State support measures, ease of doing business, work to reduce administrative barriers, quality of infrastructure are taken into account. The study involved about 400 thousand entrepreneurs across the country.
“For four years, questions remain about the system of control and supervision,” said ASI General Director Svetlana Chupsheva. – The number of inspections is growing, this year they are 10% more than in the past.
She also noted that over the years, the entrepreneur himself is changing, who is looking for a comfortable environment not only for business, but also for himself: “The quality of the environment comes to the fore. The entrepreneur chooses a job where he is more comfortable. Not only in terms of the availability of labor resources, but really the quality and improvement of cities, the places where they live. ”
Moscow has shown impressive investment growth. In the first three months of 2019, growth in fixed capital investment was 25 percent compared to the first quarter of 2018. According to Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, this did not happen overnight, but was the result of a huge systemic work of the government and business. “This is a giant mechanism, more than 2 trillion rubles of investments in fixed assets,” the mayor said.
One of the main secrets of development is the creation of a city in which you want to live. And all three leading regions confirm this – Moscow, Tatarstan and the Tyumen region are investing significant resources in landscaping and are famous throughout the country for their public spaces.
“We are moving to a new economy,” Sobyanin concluded. – Business goes where people go. And people go where they feel comfortable. ”
Source: Moscovskaya perspektiva