The Deputy Governor on Investment Policy and Property Relationship Yuri Gurdin reported that in 2018 the portion of the state subsidies in the investment projects exceeded 31 billion rubles in the Tomsk region leading to the creation of 2 300 jobs as it reported. He mentioned "Mikran", "Sibkabel", "EleSi", "TOMZEL", "Derevenskoye Molochko", "Artlife", "SAVA", "Tomlesdrev", "Kompaniya "Eskimos", "Garment factory "Tsarina", "NPO "ReaSib", "Tomsk Instrument Plant" among the companies that received the subsidies.
The Tomsk Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project reached break-even point. The investments in the Tomsk SEZ amounted to 15.7 billion rubles since its launch.
The first stage of a large-scale investment project for the development of the ilmenite-zirconium mines and the construction of the mining and processing plant AO "Tuganskiy Gorno-Obogatitelnyy Kombinat "IFarmlmenit" was one of the most significant events in the investment area last year.
Tomsk region developed 55 regional projects as part of bigger 12 national projects approved by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
According to the Tomsk Customs, in 2018 the foreign trade volume of Tomsk companies amounted to $373.6 million increasing by 28.4% ($82.5 million) compared to 2017. The international trade resulted in 7.9 billion rubles of customs and other payments to the federal budget (6.58 billion in 2017).
Tomsk Oblast retained fourth place and the status of a "strong innovator" in the new ranking of innovative regions of Russia. The Association of Innovative Regions of Russia rating was presented at the Gaidar Forum in Moscow.
The Coordinating Council for the support of investment activities and the provision of state guarantees decided to provide subsidies for the investment project OAO Company Eskimos.
OOO "Mezheninovskaya ptitsefabrika" (Poultry Farm) invested about 1 billion rubles in a new project - a plant for processing rapeseed; it’s expected that the payback period is will be 5-7 years, the company's general director Fyodor Khaletsky said.
The Tomsk Electrotechnical Plant has completed the implementation of a large-scale technical re-equipment project - 11 units of modern high-tech equipment have been installed in the tool section.
Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) approved the project documentation for the construction of a training and information center for employees of the experimental-industrial power complex, which will be created at the SCC sites; it is planned to open them before 2023.