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Up 31 positions: Dmitry Bogdanov told how the GFRD of the Samara Region entered the top ten best funds in the country

12 April 2022

According to Dmitry Bogdanov, Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the Samara Region, the expert commission assessed organizations according to several indicators: the availability of their own financing programs, information work, and direct financing of projects.

An important point in the formation of the rating of the work of funds was advising business representatives on the programs of the State Fund for Industrial Development. The initiators of projects are explained the features of federal programs free of charge and are helped to prepare for the consideration of documents. «If at the end of 2020 the federal operator financed only one project from the Samara Region, then based on the results of work in 2021, it was possible to attract preferential financial support for the implementation of four projects, the head of the regional Ministry of Economic Development explained. — The total amount of support amounted to 506 million rubles, which made it possible to implement projects worth 1 billion rubles».

Four more projects totaling almost 2 billion rubles have been approved; they will receive concessional financing in the amount of 816 million rubles this year.

The knowledge of the managers of regional organizations of the standards of joint financing of the federal and regional FRP was also assessed. According to the test results, Ekaterina Vlasova, the leading economist of the SFRD of the Samara Region, showed the best result in the country.

The SFRD of the Samara Region was created on the initiative of the Governor Dmitry Azarov and began its work in 2020. The organization takes an active part in the implementation of several national projects: "International cooperation and export", "Digital economy", "Labor productivity and employment support", "Small and medium-sized businesses and support for individual entrepreneurial initiatives".

The Fund offers preferential terms for co-financing projects aimed at developing new high-tech products, import substitution, production of components and increasing labor productivity.

The Fund is implementing a regional program under which industrial enterprises can receive preferential loans from 5 million rubles to 20 million rubles at a rate of 2% to 3% per annum and for up to 5 years. Joint programs with the federal FRP provide an opportunity to receive up to 100 million rubles at a rate of 1%.

Last year, the regional fund participated in the implementation of three investment projects jointly with the federal development institute and in eight projects under the regional financing program.

Last year, the regional Industrial Development Fund approved nine investment projects totaling 114 million rubles. The total amount of concessional loans provided with the participation of the State Fund for Development of the Samara Region for the implementation of investment projects amounted to 264 million rubles.

Among them are LLC "Stalservice-TL" with a project in the field of production of automotive components, LLC "Versal" with a project to organize mass production of furniture, as well as LLC "BTS" with a project for the production of small-piece concrete products.

«Supporting production projects is our top priority. And the financial resources of the regional Industrial Development Fund, the possibility of attracting funds from the federal operator make it possible to launch new enterprises in the Samara region as quickly as possible. The effective work of the regional team of the fund with the initiators of the project, their support, advice on participation in the programs of the State FRP was highly appreciated at the federal level. The dynamic growth of the position in the ranking and the increase in the number of supported projects motivate to achieve new, high results. I am sure that the number of regional enterprises that have received preferential funds for the implementation of their ideas will only grow», — concluded Dmitry Bogdanov.