Small enterprises contribute 8% to the total amount of products and services produced in the district.
There work 174 entrepreneurs (2.5% of Republic of Karelia total) and 1 company with foreign capital which has 12 employees and manufactures RUR 2 million (EUR 66,500) worth products. Some negative tendencies can be observed in the development of small enterprise. Many of the registered enterprises either never began operating or were liquidated soon.
Factors favouring and hindering entrepreneurship development in the Suojärvi District
|Factors favouring development of entrepreneurship||Factors hindering development of entrepreneurship|
|1. Good geographical location||1. Drawbacks of the business taxation system|
|2. Availability of forest resources||2. Budgetary deficit in the district. Lack of funds to support small business|
|3. Availability of mineral resources||3. Low public purchasing capacity|
|4. Availability of suitable farmland||4. No active infrastructure to support entrepreneurship|
|5. Availability of railway and motor road facilities||5. High transport fees|
Experts: E. Nemkovich, Yu. Saveliev