Tatarstan and “SMEs” work out new mechanisms to support business

Tatarstan and “SMEs” work out new mechanisms to support business


President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and General Director of JSC “Federal Corporation for development of small and medium enterprises,” Alexander Braverman on Friday signed an agreement on cooperation, reported the press service of the head of the Republic.

KAZAN, 29 Jan. Irina Durnitsyna. President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov and General Director of JSC “Federal Corporation for development of small and medium-sized enterprises” (“Corporation “SMEs”), Alexander Braverman on Friday signed a cooperation agreement, under which Republic will become a pilot site for developing new measures of support of small and average business, has informed a press-service of the head of the Republic.

As Braverman stressed, the implementation of the main activities of the Corporation on creation of favorable conditions for development of small and medium enterprises is fundamentally important to establish effective cooperation with representatives of public authorities in the regions.

“Today’s agreement will allow us to systematize and extend the list of measures to support small and medium business in the region, organize joint leadership of Tatarstan work in this direction, and, importantly, to monitor progress in achieving results,” — said the head of the Corporation “SMEs”.

He noted that the Corporation continues to actively support small and medium businesses of Tatarstan. In January 2016 the entrepreneurs of the region, according to him, the guarantee issued by 101 a total of 474 million rubles, which allowed to attract 1.1 billion rubles of credit.

President of Tatarstan called this area of cooperation is strategically important for the whole country. “The agreement will be the basis for our joint work. We are ready to act as a pilot area for testing of all innovations in the development of small and medium enterprises, which will then be broadcast to other regions. I am sure that soon there will be a lot of new decisions to be taken in the interests of small and medium businesses,” he said.

The President stressed the importance of establishing such a center responsible for the development of entrepreneurship, which will focus on available funding, the use of leasing schemes, the creation of training programs and access to large markets for small and medium-sized businesses.

It is expected that under the agreement the parties will cooperate to improve access to credit, promotion of financial services of JSC “Corporation “SMEs”, to provide business entities with information and marketing, legal and property support in accordance with the powers of the parties. One of the key areas is to help small and medium enterprises of Tatarstan in the expansion of the share of participation in the procurement of the largest state-owned companies, including in the area of procurement of high-tech and innovative products. The parties also plan to work together in infrastructure development, preparation of proposals on improvement of measures to support SMEs.

In the presence of Rustam Minnikhanov and Braverman had signed another agreement on cooperation between JSC “Federal Corporation for development of small and medium enterprises” and the state budgetary institution “Multifunctional center providing state and municipal services in the Republic of Tatarstan”. For this project, entrepreneurs of Tatarstan will be able to get through the DCP of the services of the Corporation.

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