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Almost eight years after the start of work, the portal has become a virtual office of the investor. It contains 30 online services, as well as information on 105 business support measures.

In 2021 online services investment portal of Moscowused more than 150 thousand times. With their help, entrepreneurs can apply for various statuses that entitle them to preferences from the city, send a request for a soft loan or subsidy, report problems related to investment activities, and much more.

“Moscow’s investment portal has long become not just an information platform, but a full-fledged virtual investor office. Today 30 people work here

online serviceshelping to conduct investment activities in Moscow. Their popularity is growing: last year, entrepreneurs used the portal tools 151 thousand times, while in 2020 – 95 thousand. And in just over eight years of the site’s operation, digital services have been used more than 450 thousand times, ”said the head Department of investment and industrial policy of Moscow Alexander Prokhorov.

From bidding to preferences

The most popular portal service is electronic record for inspection of the bidding object. Users can submit an online application and see urban real estate at a convenient time. Over the past year, this service was used 57.3 thousand times, and since the launch of the portal – 182.7 thousand times. You can see some objects without going to them – in 3D mode. Lots with this function are marked with a special icon, there are currently 633 of them on the portal.

remains in demand and line of direct calls, launched in 2014 for operational communication of business with the Government of Moscow. Last year, it received 3.9 thousand requests, and for the entire time of operation – more than 13.5 thousand. Most often, investors were interested in the nuances of the bidding procedure and obtaining financial support. In addition, they offered the city to consider their investment projects.

No less popular service– filing an application for familiarization with the tender documentation. With its help, you can study information on a specific object of bidding. You can submit an application in the object card during the application campaign. During the year, entrepreneurs sent 2.2 thousand such applications, and for the entire period of the service – 8.1 thousand.

Business actively uses those services that make it possible to receive preferences from the city. For example, the status of an industrial complex, a technopark, an investment priority project, and a resident of the Technopolis Moscow special economic zone can reduce the tax burden, for example. The status of an investment project for the creation of places of employment gives developers the opportunity to receive benefits for paying for changes in the type of permitted use of land for housing construction. In addition, through the site, you can send an application for a preferential loan, reimbursement of interest on loans or lease payments, and also receive a status that gives you the right to an investment tax deduction. Last year, investors used all these services almost 1.1 thousand times.

Convenient access to information

“The most popular services of the investment portal are available to users in the mobile application. This allows entrepreneurs to use the main opportunities that the city provides in a convenient format anytime and anywhere. Last year, the application was downloaded more than 7.6 thousand times, which confirms the demand for such a channel of interaction with the city. And convenient authorization through a single Mos.ID account allows you to quickly access the necessary services without registering a separate account,” said the Minister of the Government of Moscow, Head

Department of Information Technology Edward Lysenko.

Helps to navigate business support measures special navigator, earned last year. It provides up-to-date information on available public assistance options, the requirements for applicants and the application process. Now the navigator contains information about 105 support measures.

Users can use advanced filters to select a measure of support for a specific request. All options are divided by type (financial and non-financial), regularity (one-time or regular), direction of support (rent, loans, purchases, consulting, educational and informational, benefits, tax incentives, subsidies and grants), by type of organization (new project or existing) and the level of support (city or federal). You can also find the necessary support measure by selecting the regulatory legal act.

“Another online service of the investment portal, which is popular with users, is Moscow Investor. It allows businesses to send questions and proposals to the Moscow Government on the conduct and improvement of investment activities in a one-stop shop. For most questions, the regulated response time is 10 business days, and the actual time is four business days. If the problem is not resolved, the user will be able to send a message for reconsideration to one of the project offices at the headquarters for business protection, headed by the Mayor of Moscow. Last year, the service was used almost 1.2 thousand times,” said the director

City investment management agency Artem Barashev.

In addition, on the investment portal, you can send a request for a subsidy, send a concession project for preliminary study, apply for the lease of premises in technoparks, check information on the trade fee, and resolve many other issues.

The investment portal of Moscow appeared in February 2014. During this time, users have visited it 15.5 million times. More than 8,000 unique users visit the site every day. The Investmoscow app is available at App Store and Google Play. Since its inception (in November last year), it has been downloaded more than seven thousand times.

More information about the economic policy and property and land relations of Moscow can be found at site.

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