Moscow heads national investment rating attractiveness
Moscow confirmed its leadership in the National Rating of the Investment Climate in the Regions of Russia in 2019. These results were announced by representatives of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives on Friday at PMEF-2019.
According to the deputy mayor of Moscow for economic policy and property and land relations Vladimir Yefimov, this is a natural result of many years of systematic work on the creation of institutions and support measures, digitalization of interaction between business and government, urban investment in infrastructure and the urban environment.
“Statistics show a steady increase in investment activity in Moscow: by the end of 2018, the volume of investments in fixed assets in the capital amounted to 2.43 trillion rubles, which is 15.3% higher than the figure for 2017. During the first quarter of this year, the volume of investments in fixed assets in Moscow grew by 25.8% over the same period last year and amounted to 403.3 billion rubles. For 8 years – from 2010 to 2018 – investments in fixed assets have more than doubled in comparable prices, ”Vladimir Efimov said.
According to the head of the Moscow investment and industrial policy department, Alexander Prokhorov, various support measures offered by the Moscow government to investors contribute to the growth of the investment attractiveness of the capital.
“The capital of Russia ranks first in the ranking of e-governments, compiled by the UN. Moscow is trying to maximally translate the provision of information and services online to save the time of entrepreneurs, to reduce costs. City organizations provide more than 90 types of business services, of which 55 are provided exclusively in electronic form. For the convenience of business interaction with the city authorities and prompt feedback, the Moscow Investment Portal is operating, ”the department added.
Source: RIA Novosti