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A company producing liquefied natural gas has become a new resident of the Togliatti Special Economic Zone. This will provide both regional and federal transport companies with clean fuel at a competitive price. The main consumers of the company's products will be logistics organizations that use mainline LNG tractors for transportation.

The creation of capacities will start this year, the start of production is scheduled for 2023. The Resident intends to actively cooperate with local suppliers of equipment and materials. The total investment in the project will amount to almost 1.5 billion rubles.

In the current economic situation, the regional government keeps abreast and is ready to provide investors with all the necessary support.

«Last year alone, 25 new production facilities were opened in the Samara region. In total, since 2018, 75 large investment projects have been launched in the region, 66 of them in the manufacturing sector. The effectiveness of economic policy is confirmed by the high results of the region in the National rating of the state of the investment climate. Twice the President of the country noted our dynamics in investment policy. We have achieved that the unemployment rate in our region has reached record low levels for the entire post-Soviet period», - Governor Dmitry Azarov noted earlier.

Today, the Samara region retains its position as an investment-attractive subject of the country. The implementation of all existing investment projects of SEZ residents continues.

«We continue to work on attracting private investment to the Samara region, actively interacting with companies that have already entered the territory of the region to create their production facilities. If necessary, we are involved in solving complex issues, we accompany each investment project at all stages of its implementation», - said Dmitry Bogdanov, Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the Samara Region. – This year, at the federal level, they simplified the procedure for obtaining the status of a SEZ resident, and also expanded the list of permitted activities. These solutions will allow us to attract investors from new industries, offering them unique conditions and the ability to quickly launch their production», - the minister added.

To interact with investors on a one-stop basis, the Investment Promotion Agency of the Samara Region was created, which provides comprehensive services to investors - from selecting a site for project implementation to reaching the final stage and providing the necessary state support.

Residents of the SEZ receive ready-made land plots with connected communications, tax benefits, including the zeroing of property, transport and land taxes. The SEZ has a free customs zone regime. The regional government provides administrative support to the initiators of investment projects, and is also ready to undertake the construction of industrial buildings at the request of a resident, for further lease and the possibility of redemption.

At the end of 2021, the investments of residents of the special economic zone amounted to 2.988 billion rubles. Compared to 2019, this figure more than doubled, or by 1.6 billion rubles. The revenue of enterprises also increased significantly: at the end of last year, the total amount of proceeds from the sale of products of residents exceeded 11 billion rubles, while in 2019 the revenue of companies amounted to 6.2 billion rubles.

Attracting residents to the territory of the SEZ «Togliatti» is not only an investment in the economy of the city and the region, but also the creation of new jobs, which is of fundamental importance for the country's largest single-industry town. So, in 2021 alone, 935 vacancies were opened at the enterprises of the SEZ.

Today, 30 residents are registered in the SEZ «Togliatti», 13 of which have already launched production on the territory of the investment site. Almost 2.4 thousand jobs have been created at the enterprises.