– The close work of the authorities with businessmen and their prompt response to events inside and outside the country help to maintain positions. According to 18 indicators of the national rating, our region is included in the group of leaders and potential bearers of best practices, including in terms of the quality and speed in the registration of property rights, the issuance of construction permits and the start-up of facilities, the efficiency of the connection to the electrical networks, the leasing of land and the comprehensive support for investment projects. Such moments as the availability of labor resources and a decrease in the proportion of entrepreneurs facing unreasonable forceful pressure from law enforcement agencies were noted, – listed the head of the Tyumen region, speaking at the next council on the improvement of the investment climate and the development of exports.
At the meeting, in addition to discussing the region’s position on each investment indicator, they broadly presented business support instruments that are gaining momentum, and also announced completely new support mechanisms. Thus, 2022 has become a pilot year for the development and implementation of an investor support project office launched by the Tyumen Region Investment Agency fund. The tasks were real: to reduce the number of documents and meetings, to make the “one-stop shop” principle efficient and systematic, to establish direct communication between the participants in the investment process: federal departments, regional executive authorities, municipalities, businessmen. , in order to quickly solve pressing problems. The result was immediate: in December, the efficiency of the office was almost 70 percent. By 2023, Nikolai Purtov, General Director of the Fund, predicts, it will be possible to talk about 100% completion of the project. The transition to the automation of office management will not play the last role in this. Another goal of the large investment team of the Tyumen region is to declare the initiative as one of the best practices in the country. By the way, the regional investment standard, which includes a special declaration, a map, a set of rules, as well as a committee and an agency, is being verified by the Ministry of Economic Development. This will be followed by its implementation at the municipal level with parallel training of municipal employees.
Two Tyumen businessmen were convinced in practice of the usefulness of the design office. So, Ilnur Mirkhasanov, head of PP Vostok LLC, whose company produces parts for the largest fuel and energy corporations, through this system, in a short time, found a new site with the necessary networks for the future metallurgical workshop. The work will be completed in 2027, the city will receive 32 new jobs. Alexander Dzhatiev, director of ETS Trade LLC, will build a multifunctional service center for out-of-town truck repair. A piece of land of 11,000 square meters is also formalized through the project office. This investor will create 57 jobs and invest more than 480 million rubles in the development of the project.
If Tyumen leads the parade in terms of investment climate, then it will have to catch up in terms of exports, Alexander Moor emphasized.
– Objectively, the indicators related to export activity, not according to surveys, but according to statistics, still do not correspond to our real potential and the volume of the economy. New tools are required to take a significant step forward. Therefore, when planning the 2024 budget, it is necessary to anticipate the next package of support measures and link them to certain obligations of companies when entering into export contracts. It is necessary to multiply the number of exporters among SMEs, said the governor.
And it seems that one of the solutions has already matured. The Tyumen region agreed to rent production and trading areas in partner Uzbekistan and provide them to their companies free of charge for the first year. In addition, Deputy Governor Andrey Panteleev said that the region will help to register a legal entity to continue export activities not only in Uzbekistan, but also in Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and the United Arab Emirates. Until the end of this year, specialists will draw up the regulatory framework and will start on purpose in January 2023.