The Samara Region is in the top ten regions of the Russian Federation in terms of economic development and investment attraction. The high concentration of scientific, educational, industrial and technical potential enables us to be confident of our future.
The Government of the Samara Region is systematically improving the investment attractiveness of our region by creating a favorable tax and business climate, developing the infrastructure, ensuring financial and political stability.
We keep sustainable links in the sphere of trade and economy with over 100 countries of the world; and the volume of external economic trade for the year 2014 exceeded U.S. $12 Billion.
Today the Swiss Confederation is an important partner of both the Russian Federation in the European territory and of the Samara Region specifically. For a long tome the Samara Region has been working on an effective partnership with Switzerland, the country that acts as an important investor in the regional economy. The Swiss capital is present in practically all fields of economy, from machine tools and food industry to financial sphere.
Since 2013 we have started a very active cooperation with the Canton of Neuchatel which has become one of the most open and constructive partners of our region.
I am proud to say that our cooperation, albeit quite young, has yielded some serious results: in the city of Samara there has been organized the Swiss Center, the objective of which is to support all joint initiatives of our territories. I believe this format to be very effective and most suitable for the efficient cooperation of the business community.
There are joint projects underway, and there is a very large yet unlocked potential for the cooperation of our territories, and it is making out mutual work to stimulate and support the activity of the business community especially important. The Government of our region will provide its comprehensive support to the ideas of Russian and Swiss companies.
I am convinces that the initiators of projects will get much help from the Swiss Center Samara: not only will it be information about Switzerland and Russian and Swiss trade and economic relations but also the possibility to establish actual contacts and find reliable partners.
I thank our Swiss colleagues for the trust they have in the Samara Region!
Vice Governor –
Minister of Economic Development,
Investment and Trade
of the Samara Region