National rating of the investment climate

At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum held on June 2, 2017, twenty leaders of the National Rating of the Investment Climate in the Russian Regions were announced. Lipetsk region rose by 2 points and ranked the 14th. The rating is independent and conducted by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives in conjunction with leading business associations.

The evaluation was conducted in conditions of the serious competition of regions by 45 indicators in 4 directions: ‘Regulatory environment’, ‘Institutes for businesses, ‘Infrastructure and resources’, ‘Support of small businesses.

In addition, within the framework of the forum, two important agreements were signed.

This is a tripartite memorandum on cooperation between Lipetsk region, the medical company ‘MRI Expert Lipetsk’, being a member of the ‘Expert’ group of companies, and Philips, the world leader in the development of comprehensive medical solutions. The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen the investment climate in the region and increase the efficiency and quality of medical care for residents of the Lipetsk region.

And the agreement on cooperation to expand the use of innovative electric transport, providing for the delivery of a pilot sample of the electric bus for testing in the city’s conditions, between the administration of the city of Lipetsk and PJSC ‘KAMAZ’. The parties agreed on joint work in the field of new technologies aimed at improving the level of road safety and environmental protection, the use of environmentally friendly vehicles – Zero Emission.