Source – Zaporizhia RSA

foto-1The regional state administration hosted a working meeting with Canadian expert in investment and local economic development Kent McMullin for sharing knowledge and practical experience in the fireld of investment activity for representatives of public bodies with the support of the project “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” (PLEDDG).

PLEDDG Senior Expert in Inter-governmental Cooperation and Economic Development, Oleksandr Ignatenko, Project’s Investment Consultant Oleksandr Dudka, PLEDDG Regional Coordinator Svitlana Krugliak, and Coordinator of Investment Promotion Office Oleksii Ivanchenko joined the practical work.

– Today, our main task is to exchange practical experience in investment attraction, that is why the event welcomed the participation of respective specialists from Zaporizhia, Melitopol, Enerhodar, and Berdiansk. You know that Zaporizhia region has been cooperating with PLEDDG for a long time, which works over creating investment products in our region: passports, web-site, video-presentation. However, this work started with investment attraction methodology, that is why we will accumulate skills based on this methodology. – Artur Boyko, Head of Department of Foreign Relations and International Economic Activity of Regional State Administration, addressed to the participants of the meeting.

During the training, the Canadian expert pointed out the necessity to introduce and comply with the standards of attraction and support of investors in Zaporizhia region. In particular, investment passport and the portal of the region were discussed. The participants also dwelled on the issue of development of the Strategy (Concept) of investment attraction into economy of Zaporizhia region.

Tomorrow Kent McMullin plans to visit Melitopol to discuss the city’s investment passport, development of the city’s portal and investor’s guide.