- In 2018, 2.8 million people visited the Nizhny Novgorod Region during the World Cup, including 1.5 million tourists. It is planned to increase the tourist flow to 3.1 million people by 2021.
Structure of manufacturing industries:
The priority industrial sectors include the most important areas for the region – automobile industry and metallurgy, petrochemical and defense industries. These industries traditionally determine the situation in the region’s industry setting the vector for its future development.
Enterprises of the Nizhny Novgorod Region provide the Russian Federation with an extensive range of products:
The industrial production index in 2020:
Trading partners of the Nizhny Novgorod Region are 140 CIS and non-CIS countries.
Mineral, machine-building and chemical products predominate in the commodity structure of the region’s export.
The leading places in the import of goods are occupied by engineering, chemical, food products and raw materials, as well as metals and metal products.
The automobile industry is one of the strategic sectors of the Nizhny Novgorod Region’s economy, which has a multiplier effect on related industries and determines the level of social and economic development of the region. Demand in this industry generates the need for high-tech products of metallurgical, chemical, electrical and other industries, while creating a large number of jobs.
GAZ Group (part of the holding company "Russian machines") is the largest manufacturer of commercial and special vehicles, cars and trucks in Russia.
Key manufacturing enterprises:
The following enterprises are engaged in the production of powerplants and vehicle components:
The Nizhny Novgorod Region is one of the largest industrial centers of the Russian Federation with a great potential in shipbuilding
Shipbuilders of the Nizhny Novgorod Region produce a wide range of civil and auxiliary vessels for the Navy’s needs, such as:
The shipbuilding industry of the Nizhny Novgorod Region includes:
Chemistry and petrochemistry are the key elements of the Nizhny Novgorod Region’s economy.
- V.A. Kargin Polymer Chemistry and Technology Research Institute
- Chemistry Research Institute of N. I. Lobachevsky State University of Nizhny Novgorod
- G.A. Razuvaev Institute of Organometallic Chemistry
- G.G. Devyatykh Institute of Chemistry of High-Purity Substances
Dzerzhinsk is the center of the chemical industry (30 km from Nizhny Novgorod)
Access to talents:
Key enterprises of Dzerzhinsk:
Education system of the Nizhny Novgorod Region
The leaders in modern science and economics training are:
The region has successfully developed scientific schools recognized around the world in the following spheres:
3 institutes of the Russian Academy of Sciences:
The Nizhny Novgorod Region is one of the most attractive technological regions of Russia that has extensive experience in the development and implementation of innovations.
The Nizhny Novgorod Region is one of the leaders in the development of the IT industry in Russia. The availability of qualified specialists, infrastructure (IT parks), the successful experience of international companies in transferring some functions to the region and the competitive cost of software development compared to IT technology centers – Moscow and St. Petersburg – makes the region attractive in terms of IT solutions.
The Nizhny Novgorod region has successful experience in creating technology parks.
Ankudinovka IT Park
Sarov IT Park
In the Nizhny Novgorod Region, there is an actively developing international IT-cluster created in 2017 (iCluster).
iCluster is a non-profit association established to ensure interaction between corporations, technology companies and the medium-sized
IT business, IT startups and development teams to solve common problems and participate in initiatives of the Nizhny Novgorod Region Government.
It is a symbiosis of research centers and industrial enterprises, which allows the region to attract new investments and increase the competitive advantage of companies participating in the cluster.
The largest software companies:
The region has an investor support infrastructure that provides maximum assistance to businesses. Its structure includes:
Nizhny Novgorod is one of the largest business and financial centers in Russia, where large Russian and foreign companies place their representative offices and headquarters.
The key business centers are:
Well-known international consulting companies and R&D centers have offices in Nizhny Novgorod.
The Nizhny Novgorod Region has a developed comprehensive system of resource centers, which is the most famous in Russia.
Training in professional educational organizations is carried out as part of the implementation of significant projects for the region, such as:
The main goal of resource centers is to train highly qualified personnel with the implementation of international standards and the best international practices.
The training is carried out in close cooperation between industrial enterprises, the region’s Ministry of Education, Science and Youth Policy of the Nizhny Novgorod Region and vocational education institutions.
Development of the system of professional qualification:
Resource centers for personnel support of investment projects
Since 2019, the region has been implementing the "Young Professionals" project (Increasing the competitiveness of vocational education) within the framework of the "Education" national project. Within the framework of the project, work is underway to create a network of modern workshops equipped with a modern material and technical base. In accordance with the priorities of the development of the Russian economy, the workshops create conditions for the practical training of students of secondary vocational education in accordance with modern standards and advanced technologies, including the standards of the WorldSkills Association. The equipment of the workshops makes it possible to train specialists with scarce competencies, possessing advanced industry and the latest digital technologies. Currently, in the Nizhny Novgorod region, on the bases of 9 professional educational organizations, there are 50 modern workshops in such areas as:
The Nizhny Novgorod Region is the largest transport and logistics center in Russia with a developed infrastructure.
The region is located in the heart of the European part of Russia. It is located at the intersection of major highways and railways from north to south and from west to east. The development of the transport logistics system and the expansion of the infrastructure of the Nizhny Novgorod Region increase the access to sales markets.
Highways connect the vast territory of the region, ensure the vital activity of cities and settlements, the mobility of population and access to material resources and raw materials, thereby determining opportunities of the economic development of the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
The Nizhny Novgorod Region provides all conditions for comfortable living and doing business.
Developed infrastructure, numerous attractions and a rich history of the capital of the Volga Federal District – Nizhny Novgorod, as well as major business and cultural events contribute to increasing the investment appeal of the region.
The urban planning system uses Smart City technologies aimed at creating an effective urban management system, safe and comfortable living conditions for citizens.
There are 272 certified accommodation facilities, with a total number of about 10 thousand rooms for more than 20 thousand guests, in the region. Also, there are hotels of various class in the region, including 5*, 4*, 3*, 2*.
New hotels of the world's leading chains were built in Nizhny Novgorod for the 2018 FIFA World Cup:
Numerous festivals and celebrations are held in the region throughout the year.
In Nizhny Novgorod, there are several theaters:
The city passenger transport system includes
The Nizhny Novgorod subway is among the 7 largest subways in the country - it includes two lines and 15 stations. The subway network covers five of the eight districts of Nizhny Novgorod.
The Nizhny Novgorod tram connects the lines of the upper and lower parts of the city, opening wonderful views of the largest water arteries in the region – the Oka and the Volga rivers.
The cableway connects Nizhny Novgorod with its satellite town Bor located on the left bank of the Volga.
Reducing the crime level in the region is contributed by measures taken to combat organized crime.
According to a survey of foreign respondents who arrived for the 2018 World Cup, the Nizhny Novgorod Region has a high level of public safety.
Foreign students from Nizhny Novgorod Universities also assess the level of security in the city as high.
The Nizhny Novgorod Region is one of the centers of environmental measures aimed at the conservation and restoration of the wealth of natural river resources.
The main measures to improve the environmental situation in Nizhny Novgorod and the Nizhny Novgorod Region are aimed at maintaining favorable and comfortable living conditions for people, preventing negative impacts on the environment and eliminating their consequences, developing cities under the condition of minimal negative effects on the environment.
The ongoing environmental policy and the implementation of environmental measures ensure a stable environmental situation in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
The accessibility and quality of medical care for the population is one of the most important areas of healthcare.
The region has an extensive clinical base:
Over the past 6 years, the number of medical organizations providing assistance under the compulsory medical insurance increased by 6 times in the Nizhny Novgorod Region. By this indicator, the region is the leader in the Volga Federal District.
Mobile diagnostic laboratories serve about 213 remote settlements in the Nizhny Novgorod Region:
Specialized medical care in the Nizhny Novgorod region is
provided by 45 state medical organizations, including:
High-tech medical care is provided in 16 medical organizations of the region, including:
Human resources potential:
All conditions have been created for comfortable living of foreign specialists in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
Today, top managers of many foreign companies who have moved to the region with their families live in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
To improve the quality of life in Nizhny Novgorod, a whole range of tasks is being solved for the planning and construction of urban infrastructure, the accounting and distribution of housing and utility resources, the development of a personalized city services ecosystem with a single and user-friendly interface.
The main tool for solving these tasks is widespread introduction of advanced digital and engineering Smart City solutions in the urban and municipal infrastructure.
The introduction of the Smart City concept in the region occurs in several directions:
- to visit 16 museums, galleries and exhibition halls
- special offers and discounts in the best institutions of the city (restaurants, cafes, hotels, etc.)
- convenient mobile application, a travel guide; the card also has a banking application
Today, the Nizhny Novgorod Region is a developing agricultural area that occupies a leading position in the production and processing of agricultural products.
The area of agricultural land is 2,700 thousand ha, including:
The main producers of agricultural products are agricultural organizations and farms.
About 300 agricultural producers of raw milk and about 50 milk processing enterprises are registered in the Nizhny Novgorod Region.
According to the Federal State Statistics Service, the growth rate of tourist flow to the Nizhny Novgorod Region is one of the highest in Russia: the number of tourists in the region is increasing every year.
There are more than 600 monuments of historical and cultural heritage of Russia in the Nizhny Novgorod Region
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