Ilsur Metshin: "We are ready to provide real support for business"
medium enterprises play a significant role in the city's economy, providing 37%
of the gross territorial product and more than 18% of all tax revenues to the
city budget. At the same time, every third Kazan resident works in small or
unstable economy urban small businesses need support more than ever. Kazan
Executive Committee proposed an unprecedented program that involves concessional
loans, special conditions for renting of municipal premises and the reduction
of administrative barriers. As a priority, support will be provided to
enterprises engaged in the tourism industry, the manufacture of souvenir
production and service sectors, as well as socially important directions
related to the development of mass physical culture and sports, culture and the
creation of private pre-school educational institutions. These are points of
growth, which will ensure the creation of new jobs, the prosperity of our city
and improve the quality of life of Kazan residents.
support for business - it's not spontaneous ideas, but measures, formed on the
basis of the wishes of the entrepreneurs themselves. We actively communicate
with them during the development of anti-crisis program, we continue to debate
and now try to hear each and, thus, provide the most effective support.
we are not talking about handing out free money and space to each of the 60
thousand Kazan entrepreneurs. But we are ready to provide transparent and clear
rules of the game, the real support that everyone will benefit to find a new
perspective of business.
In time of
crisis we are actively talking about import substitution in a variety of
industries, I am sure that now is the case that, using the provided benefits,
urban small and medium businesses will create competitive products. In this
sense, I see special potential in the production of souvenirs, where the range
is poor, although the demand for souvenirs from Kazan increases with increasing
of numbers of tourists. We should provide guests with the opportunity to choose
high-quality and interesting gifts for every budget, taking into account
national peculiarities and the fact that the hand-made products are always
appreciated more. Perhaps, every tourist is trying to bring the original
memorable favors that will not only keep good memories, but are an inspiration
for new journeys. Therefore it is important that tourists took with them such
gifts, which will serve as a good reminder of our city, leaving Kazan.
confident that our proposed support measures will give a new impetus to hostels
- they are already 55 in Kazan. In the wake of major international events and
the growing numbers of tourists, the owners of hostels were able to find their
niche and improve the quality of services to achieve good occupancy rates. I
hope that the new program will support hostels to reveal their full potential.
we are continuously working to create the most comfortable conditions for business
- it is in line with our desire to make Kazan prosperous city, a place, where thousands
of people strive to live and work. The active position of citizens themselves -
workers and entrepreneurs - will allow us to move towards the goals by leaps