The national rating Agency (NRA) has published the seventh rating of investment attractiveness of regions in 2019. It includes all 85 regions of the Russian Federation. At the same time, half of the Russian regions registered a decrease in investment activity. The Perm region has improved its performance and entered the category of regions with a high level of investment attractiveness.
Recall that at the end of 2018, the Perm region was included in the category of regions with average investment attractiveness. As explained in the regional investment development Agency, one of the key tasks of the regional government is to create favorable conditions for further implementation of investment programs and expansion of companies ' activities.
According to PERMSTAT, more than 181.3 billion rubles were allocated for the development of the region's economy and social sphere in January-September 2019. The growth compared to the same period in 2018 was 16.5%. The volume of investments in fixed assets (excluding small businesses) for the first nine months of 2019 amounted to almost 139.5 billion rubles, or 12.1% compared to the same period in 2018 (in comparable prices).
Currently, a number of investment projects are being implemented in Perm region with the creation of more than 23 thousand jobs. Current investments in fixed capital are used both to modernize existing production and to create a new one. This, in turn, allows you to create new jobs, reduce production costs, and thereby improve the competitive advantages of enterprises in the Perm region. The SPIC Institute has been developed in the region – to date, 17 special investment contracts have been concluded. Also, in Perm region, 28 investment projects have the status of "priority" and are supported by the investment development Agency of the region.
Recall that several major industrial projects are being implemented in the region. For example, the construction of the "Ammonia-urea-melamine" complex of Metafrax PJSC in Gubakha is underway. the work is planned to be completed this year, and production will start next year. PJSC Uralkali implements 4 of the special investment contract. Last year, 9 projects were given priority status. Including the construction of the Perm greenhouse complex with an area of 24 hectares for growing vegetable products of protected soil on the territory of the Chusovsky urban settlement of Perm region (LLC TK Permsky»); construction of a 4-5 star hotel complex on 14 Okulova street; construction of social housing in 12 territories of the Perm region.
The rating of investment attractiveness of Russian regions has been published by the NRA every year since 2013. The investment attractiveness of a region is determined in the rating taking into account a set of factors that affect the feasibility, effectiveness and level of risks of investment investments in the territory of this region. These factors include the geographical location and natural resources, the main characteristics of labor resources, the level of regional infrastructure development, the size and state of the region's internal market, the production potential of the regional economy, the institutional environment and socio-political stability, and the financial stability of the regional budget and enterprises.
Statistical indicators, surveys of the business community, and expert assessments were used to assess these factors.