Regional Investment Standard is a key project of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives on the creation of favorable conditions for doing business in the regions.
The Standard includes 15 best investment practices used by more economically successful regions.
The list of indicators for the assessment of the efficiency of the high authorities’ activity (heads of the supreme executive bodies of the State power) of the subjects of the Russian Federation on the creation of favorable conditions for doing business activity was approved by the Russian Federation Government Order of 10 April 2014 №570-p. The existence of main components of the Regional Investment Standard and the assessment of the efficiency of these components realization by the business society are one of the indicators of the above pointed assessment.
In order to implement the Regional Investment Standard the Expert Group for the assessment of the implementation of the Regional Investment Standard sections was created. The structure of the Expert Group and its head are approved by the Order of the ASI. The structure of the ASI Expert Group includes the representatives of the business community of the region, as well as the representatives of the regional business public organizations.
In May 2014 the procedure on the regional Investment Standard implementation was finished, all sections of the Standard passed the departmental and informative assessment. The Agency for Strategic Initiatives acknowledged that all requirements of the Regional Investment Standard in the territory of the Vologda Oblast were complied.
At present there is the annual monitoring of the efficiency of the implementation of the Regional Investment Standard sections
1. The adoption of the Investment Strategy of the region by the supreme bodies of the State power of the Russian Federation subject
The strategy of the investment policy is a part of the Strategy for the socio-economic development of the Vologda Oblast for the period up to the year 2020
2. Forming and annual renewal of the Plan for the creation of the investment objects and the infrastructure objects in the region
The Plan for the creation of the investment objects and the infrastructure objects was formed in the region and is annually brought up to the date.
For the visual representation of the information there has been created an interactive investment map of the Vologda Oblast with the marked infrastructure objects on it.
3. Annual message of the supreme authority of the Russian Federation subject “Investment climate and investment policy of the Russian Federation subject”
Every year the Governor addresses to the members of the legislative and executive bodies of the Oblast, the local government bodies, business representatives and members of the public associations of entrepreneurs with an annual message about the investment climate in the Vologda Oblast.
4. The adoption of the regulatory act (regulatory acts) of the subject of the Russian Federation on the defense of the investor rights and the mechanisms of investment activity support.
The State support of the investment activity in the territory of the Oblast is realized in the limits of the Oblast law № 3046-ОЗ of 08.05.2013 “On State regulation of the investment activity realized in the form of capital investments in the territory of the Vologda Oblast and on amendments into certain laws of the Oblast.”
By the law of the Vologda Oblast of 30.05.2013 № 3053-ОЗ “On the commissioner for the protection of entrepreneurs' rights in the Vologda Oblast” there is the procedure for dealing with complaints of the business entities, the rights and legitimate interests of which were violated in the Oblast territory, against the decisions and acts (or omissions) of the Oblast State power, the territorial bodies of the Federal executive authorities, the local government bodies, other bodies, organizations entitled by the Federal laws with certain State or other public functions, authorities violating rights and legitimate interests of applicants.
5. The existence of the Council for investment climate improvement
In order to raise the efficiency of the Oblast investment policy forming and to develop the public-private partnership the Investment Council at the Oblast Governor operates, the Regulation on the Council was approved (The decision of the Oblast Governor of 22.01.2010 №18).
The Council is composed from the representatives of the legislative and executive bodies of the Vologda Oblast, investors, representatives of the business society and expert society.
The Investment Councils:
6. The existence of the specialized organization (organizations) on the investment attraction and work with investors.
JSC “Development Corporation of the Vologda region” is a regional development institution helping to realize investment projects and attract investments into the region. http://www.invest35.ru/
7. The existence of the available infrastructure for the location of the production or other facilities of investors (industrial parks, technological parks)
Provided with transport, energy, engineering and other infrastructural objects the industrial parks “Sheksna” and “Sokol” were established for the investors in the territory of the Oblast http://www.invest35.ru/investors-and-business/industrial-parks/, similar areas are developing at the municipal level: in Cherepovez – the industrial park “Cherepovez”, in Vologda – the industrial parks http://proekt.vologda-portal.ru/promyshlennye-parki-goroda-vologdy
The infrastructure of the small and medium business support is represented through the Vologda Oblast Budgetary Institution “Business Incubator” http://www.smb35.ru/ and the Independent Noncommercial Organization “Regional Business Support Center of the Vologda Oblast” http://rcpp35.ru/
8. The existence of the mechanisms of professional training and retraining on the specialties corresponding to the investment strategy of the region and the needs of investors.
Annually in the region the Forecast of needs of the regional labor market and the social demand for the training of qualified workers and employees are formed, based on the economic increase tasks determined with the Strategy for the socio-economic development of the Vologda Oblast and the forecast of the socio-economic development of the Oblast, as well as planned newly established workplaces on the investment projects. http://www.depzan.info/work/demand_supply/
There is a regional vocational-guidance portal “Compass-PRO”, which is an informative, educational and methodical resource for the occupational orientation of students and young people of the Vologda Oblast. http://viro-profportal.edu.ru
9. The creation of the specialized bilingual Internet-portal devoted to the investment activity in the subject of the Russian Federation.
The site of the JSC “Development Corporation of the Vologda region” is an investment portal of the Vologda Oblast. The site operates in 3 languages (Russian, English, German) http://www.invest35.ru
10. The existence of the unified regulation on the investment projects support on the “one window” principle in the Russian Federation subject.
There has been approved the Regulation on the support of the investment projects being implemented and (or) being planned to implement in the territory of the Vologda oblast on the “one window” principle http://www.invest35.ru/assets/files/docs/Prikaz1.pdf
The support of the investment projects in the mode of one window is realized by the JSC “Development Corporation of the Vologda Region”.
11. The adoption of the investment declaration of the region by the authority of the Russian Federation subject
The Investment declaration of the Vologda Oblast was approved (the Order of the Oblast Governor of 12.10.2012 №547), where the main principles of interaction of regional authorities with the entities of entrepreneurial and investment activity are determined. http://www.invest35.ru/investment-climate/investment_declaration/
12. The adoption of the normative act regulating the procedure of the assessment of the regulating impact of the accepted and being accepted normative legal acts touching on business activity
The assessment of the regulating impact is restricted by the law of the Vologda Oblast of 11.12.2013 № 3225-ОЗ “On assessment of the regulation impact of the projects of the normative legal acts and expertise of the normative legal acts” and by the Order of the Vologda Oblast Government of 30.12.2013 № 1429 “On certain issues of the realization of the Oblast law “On assessment of the regulation impact of the projects of the normative legal acts and expertise of the normative legal acts”.
13. The existence of the system of education, raise and assessment of competence of the officials of the specialized public authorities of the Russian Federation subjects and specialized organizations on the investment attraction and work with investors.
In the correspondence with the current legislation in the Oblast there is the system of education and raise of the competence of the state civil servants of the Oblast, of the municipal servants and the employees of the specialized organizations on the investment attraction and work with investors. The trainings of the investment commissioners are carried out.
14. The integration of the representatives of the energy resources consumers into the structure of the executive body of the Russian Federation subject in the sphere of State regulation of the Regional Energy Commission (the REC) tariffs and the creation of the collegiate deliberative body at the REC including the representatives of the business society.
By the Order of the REC of the Vologda Oblast of 13 May №91-07 the Public Council at the REC of the Vologda Oblast was founded, the Regulation on the Public Council was approved. By the Order of the REC of the Oblast of 28 June 2013 №168-07 “On approval of the Public Council structure at the Oblast REC” the Council structure was approved. The Public Council consists of 10 people, including the representatives of the business society. http://www.vologdarec.ru/publsovet
With regard to the union of the REC of the Vologda Oblast with the Department of fuel and energy complex of the Oblast the corresponding amendments are done into the normative legal acts.
15. The existence of the channel (channels) of the direct connection of investors and the government of the Russian Federation subject for the prompt solution of the appearing in the process of investment activity problems and issues.
To provide direct and prompt connection of investors with the regional government the work of Web-Based Reception Office of the Governor was organized. Visitors’ logging-in is on the home pages of the Governor site http://www.okuvshinnikov.ru and the Vologda Oblast Government site http://www.vologda-oblast.ru.
On all generally available social networks the Oblast Governor’s accounts and pages are active (Facebook, VKontakte, Livejournal, Twitter).