Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation was recognized as the best within the "secret investor" research
This approach was used for the National Rating of investment attractiveness of industrial parks and SEZ in the regions of the Russian Federation. According to its results, the Ulyanovsk and Kaluga regions became leaders in the field.
“We have years of experience in working with Russian and foreign companies. This reaffirms our belief that in order to win competition for the investor and to retain the leadership position we have to improve and train our team, to adopt the best practices. It is for this very reason that we have established a corporate university. We systematically conduct training, actively exchange experience by visiting other regions that have the best experience in the field of investment activities and the leading industrial parks around the world. It allows us to trace and find and implement the latest initiatives both in terms of providing investors with high-quality infrastructure and creating comfortable environment for work and residential accommodation of staff members of the companies that are carrying out investment projects in the territory of the Ulyanovsk region”, - the Governor Sergey Morozov noted.
The final score was summed up on the basis of 29 parameters, which were divided into six groups: services provided by the management company, location, cost of resources, benefits offered to investors, work with residents and characteristics of the region.
“I would like to focus on one indicator. Within the research of quality of work with residents, we decided to write an e-mail. In it we presented ourselves as a consulting company which allegedly has a client interested in placement of their production in the industrial park. Development Corporations of the Kaluga and Ulyanovsk regions were the fastest to complete this inquiry. A representative of the second one not only wrote a letter but also called us. He insisted on a personal meeting with the potential resident and repeated several times that the region can offer favorable terms”, – said authors of the research from the analytical center "Expert".
The Ulyanovsk region took the second place in the National Rating of investment attractiveness of industrial parks and SEZ in the regions of the Russian Federation. Zavolzhye industrial zone was included into the leading group.
As a reference
Ulyanovsk Region Development Corporation, JSC (founded in 2009) is a 100% state owned regional development institute. Its role is to attract investment into the region's economy, create and develop industrial parks in Ulyanovsk Region and support large investment infrastructure projects. The company operates as a single control center for work with investors.
During more than 8 years of work, over 50 projects worth more than 100 billion rubles have been implemented in the region, which were attracted by Development Corporation. Approximately ten thousand new jobs have been created. Among the main projects are DMG MORI, Bridgestone, Scheffler, Nemak, "Takata", Ulyanovsk Nanotechnology Center, Hilton and others.