Chelyabinsk is the prominent cultural, scientific and industrial center of the Southern Urals.
Following are some prominent reasons for investing in the Chelyabinsk region:
- Abundant mineral resources:
Chelyabinsk city has over 300 ore deposits, including those of refractory material, quartz, barites, kaolin, iron and zinc, refractory materials, influx lime stone, talc, manganese, mortar sand, furnace dolomite, brick earth, bauxite, silver, chrome, titan, phosphorites, quartz, building stone, gems, gold and copper.
Over 300 commercial deposits have been explored in the Chelyabinsk region. Out of these over 20 are iron ore deposits. Deposits of high quality marble (more than 10 million cubic meters), dolomites and fluxes (more than 1.5 million tons) and more than 50 graphite fields have also been explored in the Chelyabinsk region.
Besides, being located at the triple watershed of the Ural, Volga and Tobol rivers, Chelyabinsk boasts of 378 water reservoirs having a total volume of an impressive 3.2 cubic kilometers.
- Favorable geographical location:
The city of Chelyabinsk is situated on the border region of Russia, and is at equal distance from Europe and Asia. Thus, it provides an easy to access to both Asian and European countries.
- Well-established Transport infrastructure:
Chelyabinsk region has a well-developed, extensive road network, with 8, 158 km paved public highway. The Kazakhstan – Yekaterinburg and Moscow– Chelyabinsk federal highways pass through the city. It has been operating trolleybus and tramway services successfully since 1942 and 1932 respectively.
It has two airports at Magnitogorsk and Chelyabinsk, with freight turnover averaging 1,100 tons and passenger traffic averaging 190,000 annually. The Chelyabinsk International Airport has charter flights to many Asian and European countries and regular flights to Germany.
The Chelyabinsk city has an extensive railway network that spans 1, 793 km. The Southern Urals railroad, which runs through the Asian and European continents, passes through the Chelyabinsk.
Besides, there’s a 3-line subway network under-construction in Chelyabinsk. The opening of the first section of this network is scheduled for 2010.
- Abundant and skilled labor:
The city of Chelyabinsk has a highly qualified and skilled work force.
- Good climatic conditions:
Chelyabinsk has a natural climatic background, favorable for the development of tourism industry and the sanatorium-and-spa treatment centers.
- Favorable investment climate:
The city of Chelyabinsk lies in the Chelyabinsk region that provides very favorable investment policies for the investors. In 2008, the Chelyabinsk region had an overall investment of as much as 3.2 billion US dollars. In the first quarter of 2009, it received an investment of 563.6 million US dollars.
The government of the Chelyabinsk has been taking appropriate steps and makes necessary arrangements to encourage investment in the city of Chelyabinsk.
The government has also approved the interrelated system of legal acts, concerned with protecting the investors’ rights.
All these reasons make the City of Chelyabinsk an attractive investment destination.