Rustem Khamitov held an expanded meeting of the Coordination Council on Entrepreneurship
On May 26, at the Ufa Congress Hall Rustem Khamitov held an expanded meeting of the Coordination Council on Entrepreneurship under the Head of Bashkortostan. Members of the Council, winners of the republican Entrepreneur of the Year contest, representatives of relevant ministries, departments, public organizations and business took part in it.
The Head of the Region congratulated those present on the Day of the Russian Entrepreneurship and noted that the meeting of the Coordinating Council summed up the Entrepreneurship Week in Bashkortostan.
According to Rustem Khamitov, the republic shows quite good progress in terms of developing small business nationwide. The share of small businesses in the gross regional product is more than 30 percent, while in the country this figure is 20 percent. Last year, the turnover of small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as individual entrepreneurs, grew by almost 2.5 percent and amounted to 940 billion rubles. The share of employed in this sector is 31.3 percent, which is higher than the nationwide indicator, which is 25.6 percent.
“Last year the republic took the first place in the contest among the regions of Russia in terms of the amount of federal funds received to support small businesses in single-industry cities. We have strengthened this leadership this year too", said Rustem Khamitov.