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On June 15 and 16, 2012, Kursk will host the Mid-Russian Economic Forum.

The Forum is organized by the regional government of Kursk region and AK&M News Agency.

The Mid-Russian macroregion is one of Russias best-developed areas. With many industrial centers, it attracts highly skilled specialists and develops hi-tech production plants including backbone cross-industry R&D and engineering hubs. It is these regions that provide a unique opportunity for expanding economic capacities and enhancing the investment environment.

Kursk region has all reasons to be chosen as the Forum venue. The investment appeal of the region is growing in the wake of the stable development of its economy. Benefiting from a flow of investments in agriculture, municipal districts are constructing and reconstructing production facilities. Eager to boost economic development in the region, to improve the business environment, the government authorities are always ready for a dialogue and exchange of opinions.

The Mid-Russian economic forum will address priorities of the further economic development in the Mid-Russian regions and present advanced investment programs. Its primary objectives are to establish a background for the comprehensive adjustment of sustainable relations between Central Russian regions and the European countries, to attract investors and lenders, and to develop efficient interaction mechanisms for official authorities and the financial community.

Representatives of Russias relevant ministries and departments, the leading Russian companies and international corporations, foreign diplomatic missions, heads of the regional enterprises, leaders of the banking community, decision-makers of investment companies and funds will take part in the Forum.

The Forum participants are welcome at the plenary session and the subsequent topical panel discussions: Financing industrial enterprise development projects and locating new production capacities in Kursk region: modern solutions, Investment projects in the agricultural sector of the region, Innovation-based development of the Mid-Russian macroregion: prospects and opportunities, Tourism potential of Kursk region. New approaches towards inter-regional cooperation in attracting tourists: rivalry or partnership?

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Commodity turnover between Kursk region and Moscow rose 3 times
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Welcome addresses

Viktor Basargin, Russias Minister for Regional Development: onstituents of the Russian Federation play a very special role in improving the investment climate. It is the regions where specific issues of territorial social and economic development are handled. Essential tools to enhance the regional investment processes are: emphasizing innovations in investments, strengthening the financial base for investment processes, improving the information and infrastructure support, creating branch-specific and region-specific clusters...
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Alexander Nikolaevich Mikhailov, Governor of Kursk region: Competing against each other for investors, regions offer them as many bonuses and preferences as they can. In the global economy, however, it is not only incentives that pave the way for success. We know major holdings to do well in several regions at once even with different economies and legislations. We should take note of business expectations when establishing relations between authorities of various levels and in various areas. I believe it is of utmost importance that we focus on how regional governments may work together to develop our local markets and enhance the inter-regional cooperation...
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Sergey Katyrin, President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation: Todays development priorities are: stimulating the innovation infrastructure (research parks, business incubator, technology transfer centers, fair and exhibition activities), developing human resources, refreshing professional skills and improving educational response to requirements of the real economy. The discussion of these and other pivotal matters at the Mid-Russian Economic Forum will contribute to finding solutions to the social and economic issues of the region...
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