A meeting was held with representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, including residents of TASED "Dimitrovgrad". The main topic was the issue of financial support for SMEs. The Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region Alexander Smekalin addressed the participants. He emphasized the importance of such meetings, elaborated on the support measures that the regional authorities are implementing. He also touched upon the topics of microfinance, financing of investment projects, financing of industrial enterprises, guarantee support. After Alexander Smekalin introduced to the audience Natalia Artemyeva, who recently took the post of executive director of the Fund for the Development and Financing of Entrepreneurship of the Ulyanovsk Region.
Natalya Artemyeva made a presentation of the Fund, spoke about the possibility of providing a loan on favorable terms for entrepreneurs. After that, the meeting participants were able to ask questions of interest.
For reference: Microcredit company Fund "Fund for the Development and Financing of Entrepreneurship" is a non-profit organization that has been operating since 2010. We are engaged in providing targeted loans to small and medium-sized businesses of the Ulyanovsk region at preferential interest rates. The founder of the Fund on behalf of the Ulyanovsk region is the Ministry of Digital Economy and Competition of the Ulyanovsk Region. Funds for the provision of loans are allocated from the federal and regional budgets.The main goal of the Fund is to participate in the implementation of federal, regional (interregional) programs, projects and activities aimed at supporting and developing small businesses. In the period 2010-2021. 2,087 loans were issued for the amount of 3,119,615 thousand rubles. Organizations participating in the program to support SMEs have saved 25,151 jobs and created 2,757 jobs over the period of the fund's operation.
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