The Republic of Mari El today is one of the most dynamically-developing regions in both the Privolzhsky Federal District and Russia.
Our republic is famous for its abundance of natural resources, well-developed industry and agricultural sector, and skillful personnel. All these factors provide a good foundation for attracting investment and development of business cooperation.
A legal framework has been designed in the Republic that is necessary to solve any problems regarding business, making the region attractive to Russian and foreign investors.
I am pleased to say that in terms of growth of industry and agriculture, the Republic of Mari El is considered as one of the leaders in the Privolzhsky Federal District for more than ten years, annually demonstrating a stable pace of economic development.
We understand that nowadays it is important to stimulate the creation of innovative infrastructure – technology parks, business incubator zones, technology transfer centres, the development of human resources potential, the restoration of professional training, and the improvement education that corresponds to the requests of the real sector of our economy. Our Government is actively dealing with these issues.
We are open for investment; waiting for energetic business people, who are capable of saying something new in business; and ready in every possible way to support them!
Distance to Moscow
Moscow—Yoshkar-Ola — 1 hour 20 minutes
0.69 million people
3.00% english speaking population
Area of the Region
23,4 thousand sq km
Gross Regional Product₽ 124,4 billion₽ 180,42 thousand per person
Foreign Direct Investment$ 5,90 million$ 8,60 per person
Fixed investment₽ 48,35 million₽ 70 275 per person
Unemployment rate4,80 %
Percentage of profitable companies75,10 %
Average cost of living₽ 7 201
Average monthly wage₽ 20 473
Geographical location and climate
271,2 K people
54,9 K people
20,8 K people
17,35 K people
|Sunny days||Average annual rainfall|
|Average January temperature||Average July temperature|
|Agricultural period||Snow cover duration|
|6 months||5 months|
- 95,4 million m3
- 165 million m3
- 37 million m3
- 115 million tonnes
Forest resources The area of forest land is 1277 thousand hectares.
Water resources 469 rivers and streams, 689 lakes, Cheboksary and Kuibyshev water reservoirs (60 and 7.8 thousand hectares, respectively).