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News from 06/07/2010 (You Saint Petersburg - the Participant of System MMTS - welcomes " Fund of Information Technologies ")
 
St. Petersburg is considered the leader in development of small business
The city wins first place among all Russian regions by quantity(amount) of small enterprises on 100 thousand inhabitants. It was declared with the chapter of city of Valentine Matvienko at session of Public Advice(council) on development of small business, the press-service of administration of the governor of SPb informs.
In St. Petersburg today 277 thousand small enterprises. For the last year, despite of crisis, their number has increased almost on 15 thousand. The share of tax receipts in the consolidated budget of Saint Petersburg from the enterprises of small and average business has made in 2009 25,7 %.
At the small and average enterprises трудится over one million person. For one year in this sphere it was created 100 thousand additional workplaces. On performance accepted by the government of city of the program of actions for development and support of small business the last year it was allocated over billion roubles - almost in 2,5 times more, than year earlier. Half of all volume of the state order of St. Petersburg is placed today on small enterprises, that twice exceeds the federal specification.
" Would like to pay special attention that after all city economy is necessary for small business диверсифицировать the activity. It is necessary to be developed(unwrapped) aside innovations more. Unfortunately, while only 2 % of the Petersburg small enterprises work in this direction ", - has told the governor. She(it) has noted, that the most part of the enterprises renting premises(rooms) in the first city business - incubator, are engaged in innovations. In opinion Матвиенко, it some more very small interest. That it(him) to increase in St. Petersburg there are all opportunities: a strong science, qualified personnel and support of the state.
" Public advice(council) is a platform for dialogue of small business with authority. It(he) is created that we discussed problems and together of the decision " made, - has emphasized the governor.
//* A source of the information: ИА 'Росбалт' St. Petersburg, 04.06.10
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