The higher cost of doing business in capital cities coupled with the shortage of skilled labour and congested infrastructure is prompting international businesses to shift attention to the regions when entering or expanding industrial operations in Russia. But to fully capitalize on this trend, regional governments must better prepare the business environment. What government measures are presently lacking, and how should industrial zone systems be improved? How can start-up costs be better managed, and what incentive schemes can be expanded upon to maximize foreign investment?
“Building Europe without Russia is difficult. Building Europe against Russia is impossible”.
“It is development of the infrastructure that can drive a rise in the GDP, even from the perspective of existing economic growth theory (…) For society it doesn’t matter what GDP figures we demonstrate; matters how well we live”.
In cooperation with RUSAL