"One-stop-shop" principle for the investor
The dynamically developing economy of the Samara Region, the growing indicators of investment activity, the recent increase in the credit rating — all of these factors favorably influence the image of the region as being comfortable for investment.
In his message in March 2019, the Governor of the Samara Region, Dmitry Azarov, set the goal to qualitatively change the work of the regional development institutions aimed at creating the most favorable investment climate. The Investment Promotion Agency of the Samara Region occupies an important place among these institutions.
In 2019, the total amount of investment projects, the implementation is accompanied by the Agency exceeded 149 billion rubles. Today, the main task of the Agency is to work on the "One-stop-shop" principle.
- Since the autumn of 2018, not only the team of the Agency has been updated, the methods of our work have been reformatted, notes Sergey Nikitin, Chief Executive Officer of the Agency. - "One-stop-shop" principle. is primarily a comprehensive support of an investment project at each stage of its implementation and the use of the whole range of government support measures in force in the region. This work is being built in close cooperation with our founder, the Ministry of Economic Development and Investment of the Samara Region, other authorized regional and municipal authorities, development and business support institutions. Work with the investor is conducted systematically, until the completion of the investment project. Thanks to this, the investor, having chosen our region as a springboard for the implementation of his promising project, receives to help a whole range of activities aimed at achieving his goal.
One the "One-stop-shop" principle the Agency interacts with the initiators of new and operators of investment projects already underway. Partners provides organizational and informational support, conducts consultations on various aspects of investment projects in the Samara Region, including the provision of state support measures, prepares conclusions on investment projects for advanced social and economic development territories (TASED) in the region. At the same time, the Agency is also working on an active search for potential investors, the selection of investment sites and facilities that correspond to the profile of potential investors. In June, the Agency formed seven industry investment proposals. The agency is actively working to promote the image of the Samara Region as an investment-attractive region in industry, interregional and international sites. A striking example of such work can be called the recently held in Yekaterinburg INNOPROM - 2019 and the II Global Summit on Production and Industrialization (GMIS-2019). There the team of the Agency took an active part in the business program of the delegation of the Samara region, a number of meetings and negotiations were held.
Today, the Agency in the “one window” mode accompanies the implementation of investment projects in all the most significant sectors for the region's economy: industrial production, agriculture, construction, the fuel and energy complex, telecommunications and high technologies.
So, on May 22, 2019, the first solar power station in the region was launched near Novokuybyshevsk. The initiator of the project was Solar Systems LLC, which, taking into account loan funds, invested 9.4 billion rubles in the Samara power industry. The station will provide electricity to the entire Novokuybyshevsk. The estimated payback period of the project is 10-15 years. The feature of the solar power station is a large total area of 220 hectares, and a long perimeter of 8.7 km. In terms of scale, this is quite comparable with the territory of Novokuibyshevsk enterprises of oil refining and petrochemistry. During the construction of the station 400 jobs were created. The Investment Promotion Agency of the Samara Region, in close cooperation with the regional ministry of economic development and investments, conducted systematic work on the implementation of this investment project.
With the assistance of the Agency, the construction project of Agropark Samara is nearing completion. Entering the second stage of the Agropark, in accordance with the concluded investment memorandum, is scheduled for December 2019. Currently, the investor is working on adjusting the business plan of the investment project, in terms of changing the cost of the project and the timing of its implementation, according to which the total cost of investment will be 1.3 billion rubles. The project implementation supervisor is the Department of Infrastructure Development and Public-Private Partnership of the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Samara Region.
Also, with the assistance of the Agency, the project for the production of building materials with a total cost of 628 million rubles, initiated by LLC Plant ZHBI FLORKON, is nearing the final stage. The project is included in the register of residents of the Togliatti advanced social and economic development territory. At present, the design phase has been fully completed.