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Penza region retains place in maximum-stability regional group in October rating

17:35 | 10.11.2015 | Politics

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Penza, 10 November 2015. PenzaNews. The Penza region was included in the group of Russian constituent territories with the maximum social and political stability in the October 2015 Petersburg Politics foundation rating.

Penza region retains place in maximum-stability regional group in October rating

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The region’s performance in the past month has not changed and remained at 8.2 points.

Only four other Russian constituent territories – the Belgorod region, the Chukotka autonomous okrug, the Tyumen region and the Yamalo-Nenetsk autonomous okrug – hold higher ratings (8.6, 8.5, 8.4 and 8.3 points respectively).

The position of the Penza region was strengthened by such positive events as the signing of an agreement between the region and “Association of Railroad Equipment Producers,” as well as a similar document with Bank Kuznetsky.

Another positive factor was a protocol of intentions with “Gradstroy” with plans to construct an elite crop seed regeneration facility in the Pachelma area.

Moreover, the analysts praised the discussion of a potential large-scale dairy field project with the Thailand Charoen Pokphand Group holding.

In addition, the list of the positive factors for the position of the Penza region in the past month continued with it taking the 10th place in the Russian Economic Development Ministry investment environment development rating, as well as an increasingly positive evaluation from the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia.

The analysts also took notice of the region being placed 10th in the workforce attractiveness rating for employees and investors, compiled during a research by “RIA Rating.”

As for the negative factors, the rating listed the speech of the Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev on opposing the decision to abolish Zarechny as a closed administrative unit.

The notable events that did not end up influencing the rating included the Penza region joining Domofond.ru’s top 10 list of Russian regions with the largest decrease in flat rents.

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