The 1,000th resident of the SEZ was registered
On October 25, the thousandth resident was registered for the first time in 45 special economic zones (SEZ) from 38 regions of Russia. According to the agreements concluded, this means more than 120,000 jobs for the Russian economy. To date, 56 thousand new jobs have already been created, 780 billion rubles of investments have been attracted. This was announced by Deputy Minister of Economic Development of Russia Dmitry Vakhrukov.
Dmitry Vakhrukov noted that the State Duma in the first reading supported a bill to simplify obtaining resident status. The adoption of the bill will improve the SEZ administration system and expand the rights of their residents. The bill proposes to replace the business plan with an investment project passport when applying for residency. “Such “flexibility” of the mechanism will make it possible to make a decision on an investor in 15 days instead of the current 40.
45 SEZs are located on the territory of 8 federal districts. The leaders in creating SEZs are the Central Federal District (16 out of 45), the Volga Federal District (9 out of 45) and the North Caucasus Federal District (7 out of 45). The Central Federal District accounts for half of all investments and jobs created.