Vladimir Putin supports Vladimir Mau’s idea at State Council meeting
On November 12, Russian President Vladimir Putin held a Joint meeting of State Council Presidium and Advisory Commission in Yaroslavl on enhancing Russian regions' investment appeal. The President approved the proposal made by RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau.
The participants discussed investment in regional economies, and ways to enhance Russian regions' investment appeal and to improve the business climate in general. A special working group had prepared 12 targeted models of improving the investment climate in the regions.
A comfortable business environment is one of the key conditions for sustainable growth, stable economic and social development, President Putin said. Business leaders and authoritative experts alike have been noting positive changes in the country’s investment climate, including foreign experts. I would emphasize that the introduction of best practices in all regions has given them a real chance to increase their investment appeal dramatically, the President added.
During the meeting, RANEPA Rector, State Council member Vladimir Mau, proposed creating gubernatorial staff reserve pools in the regions. “One of our students was appointed governor even while working for his degree, and is acting governor now,” Dr. Mau said. “There are other people, too – some come, some go, and the team changes. I would suggest putting these people in a personnel reserve pool to keep them on board in one form or another after the government has invested so much money in them. Governors’ teams may change, but these people have had a very important practice, and gained a lot of experience.” Vladimir Putin supported Dr. Mau’s idea.
The Joint meeting of State Council Presidium and Advisory Commission took place for the first time. The commission members are heads of the regions that are leaders in attracting investments.