Kovalev: SMEs Ryazan region produces more than 30% of GRP

Kovalev: SMEs Ryazan region produces more than 30% of GRP


Every third inhabitant of the Ryazan region in the sphere of small and average business, the percentage of volume of products, goods and services, which in the total volume of the gross regional product is more than 30%, said Governor of the region Oleg Kovalev.

RYAZAN, 2 Feb. Every third inhabitant of the Ryazan region in the sphere of small and average business, the percentage of volume of products, goods and services, which in the total volume of the gross regional product is more than 30%, said Governor of the region Oleg Kovalev.

On Tuesday the regional government and the Federal Corporation for development of small and medium enterprises signed a cooperation agreement. The document provides for increasing the availability of credit resources for small and medium enterprises, the implementation of support measures aimed at increasing the share of SMEs in the procurement of companies with state participation (including procurement of high-tech and innovative products). In addition, the planned joint activities in the provision of SME information and marketing, legal and material support, preparation of proposals on improvement of measures to support SMEs and the development of the system of training in entrepreneurship. Also under the Agreement, the Corporation will assist the activities of non-profit organizations representing the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises in the region.

“The region has done much to support small and medium businesses. For the period from 2008 to 2015 for this purpose was sent 2,2 billion rubles. Thus 594,6 million roubles allocated from the regional budget and 1.6 billion roubles were attracted from the Federal budget. We have implemented joint projects on the organization of enterprise support centers in each municipality of the region.” — said the head of the region at the signing ceremony of the agreement.

According to him, the agreement will improve the access to credit of small and medium business, to increase legal and information support of business.

The Governor recalled that the financial support in the form of subsidies, guarantees and grants received more than 4.5 thousand entities of small and medium enterprises in the region.

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