Development of tourists and recreational cluster “Khibiny”
On May 20, 2015 an offsite business session in Kirovsk took place organized by Ministry for Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Murmansk region together with the Center for Cluster development of subjects of small and medium-sized business of the Murmansk region (a structural subdivision of NPO “Fund for development of small and medium business of the Murmansk region”) and LLC “Corporation for development of the Murmansk region” (the Development Corporation”); it was focused on issue of developing tourist and recreational cluster “Khibiny”. There were over 500 participants present at the session.
The Memorandum on creating and developing TRC “Khibiny” was signed aiming at increasing competitiveness of the territories of the municipal entities at the tourist market by means of improving performance of the enterprises and organizations that belong to the Cluster, and at forming competitive tourists product that will meet the demand of Russian and foreign citizens. The parties of the memorandum are the Ministry for Development of Industry and Entrepreneurship of the Murmansk region, Municipal Administration of the town of Kirovsk and Municipal Administration of the town of Apatity. The Memorandum specifies criteria and technique of entry in the cluster of new participants. The center of cluster development is defined to be the coordinator of the tourist and recreational cluster.
After signing ceremony there was a presentation of state measures of support for enterprises – cluster participants and investment projects of the Murmansk region; it was focused on potential participants of TRC “Khibiny’. Representatives of Center for Cluster Development and the Corporation for development of the Murmansk region shared information on existing opportunities and implemented projects for representatives of small and medium-sized business to participate.
Small and medium-sized business entities – cluster participants (hereinafter SMBE) possess a right to receive support provided by the Center of cluster development. At the moment the Center supports the participants in the form of information and consulting services, specifically when developing business plans of the investment projects of cluster participants, when branding products, and in the form of ad-services.
The Corporation of development presented a new program to support the invest-projects of “Polar Invest-Express”. The Program is focused on assisting investment projects planned to be implemented by acting organizations of small and medium-sized business currying out their activities in the territory of the Murmansk region.
For detailed information about the Center of cluster development, the Corporation of development and other business support infrastructure, please, refer to the websites: www.ckr51.ru, www.invest-murman.ru, http://formap.ru, http://maloe.gov-murman.ru/content/support_form/