Nizhny Novgorod region
The leading sectors of the economy of the Nizhny Novgorod region are manufacturing industry, engineering industry, aviation, shipbuilding, electronics, metallurgical industry, petrochemical, energy and forestry systems, and agriculture.
The competitive advantages of the Nizhny Novgorod region are:
- favorable economic and geographical position ;
- education and innovation infrastructure ( Russian Centre for the automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding , instrument , nuclear physics and defense industries ) ;
- powerful industrial potential ;
- rich water resources ;
- unique tourist and recreational resources .
The main strategic priorities of socio -economic development of the Nizhny Novgorod region until 2020, are:
- development of automotive,
- electronic and instrument,
- steel industry,
- fuel industry,
- chemical and petrochemical industry,
- food industry,
- improvement of scientific and educational complex and the introduction of information technology.
The most important task is to ensure the growth of innovative development , and the development of industrial infrastructure solutions for the energy and transport problems.
Research and development carried out more than 39 thousand people , and the number of researchers in the Nizhny Novgorod region above the average for the Russian Federation in 4 times.
The main strategic priorities of socio-economic development of the Nizhny Novgorod region until 2020, are the development of automotive, aerospace, shipbuilding, electronic and instrument, the steel industry, the fuel industry, chemical and petrochemical industry, food industry, agriculture, improvement of scientific and educational complex and the introduction of information technology.
Nizhny Novgorod region takes the1st place at the level of innovative activity in the PFD — 138 organizations in industry, including, the number of organizations implementing technological innovations — 90 companies.
The largest socially significant project in the Nizhny Novgorod region, is the construction of the subway in the city of Nizhny Novgorod.
It is planned to implement grant projects of strategic importance for the region — the construction of the Nizhny Novgorod nuclear power plant, consisting of two units, each with a capacity of at least 1,150 MW, providing the possibility of extending up to 4 units, and the construction of a modern combined cycle heat and power plant in Nizhny Novgorod.
March 26, 2007 in Nizhny Novgorod held a forum «Russia in the WTO: strategic opportunities» in the district scale. Nizhny Novgorod was select as the place for the forum due to the highly technical and highly innovative component of the economy of the region, its high adaptation abilities to the demands of the global economy type.
Address of administration: Nizhny Novgorod, Kremlin, Bldg. 2
Phone: + 7 (831) 439-13-57
Official site: www.government-nnov.ru