The Republic of Crimea took the first place in the rating of investment attractiveness of Russian regions in March 2019. This became known after the publication of the rating, which was developed by the Agency for strategic initiatives (ASI) in cooperation with the company "Medialogia" and the communication group Publicity.
"First place in the media rating was taken by the Republic of Crimea, second place by Moscow region, third place by Moscow. Completing the top five in the Krasnoyarsk and Primorsky Krai", – the message was stated. The Ministry of economic development noted that in 2014 the volume of investment in fixed capital per capita in the Republic of Crimea increased in 7.7 times. At the end of 2018, investments in the region's economy amounted to 296 billion rubles.
According to the Head of the Republic Sergey Aksyonov, investment projects for the Crimea are selected according to two criteria – realism and benefit. "We believe that the leadership result of the Republic of Crimea in media rating is not accidental. This is a set of large-scale efforts of the region to attract investment, implementation of major investment projects and competent information work. The recent V Yalta International Economic Forum not only contributes to the improvement of the investment climate in the form of attracting new investors, but also significantly affects the formation of a positive image of the region," the press service of Publicity quotes the Director General of ASI Svetlana Chupsheva.
About the rating: media rating is formed on the basis of references in the Federal and regional media to improve the investment and business climate in the regions of Russia. The objects for evaluation are the indicators of the National rating of the investment climate in the regions of the Russian Federation, which on behalf of the President of Russia since 2014 measures the ASI together with leading business associations.