Investor Guide
Губернатор Саратовской области


The main priorities for the Saratov region are and will be a sustainable economy, attracting investments, the creation of a developed infrastructure, the well-being of residents. Today we are actively building new roads, industrial enterprises, schools, medical centers. We set records in agriculture and go out to foreign markets. We have advanced ideas, innovations, a strong production and human resources base.

The region pursues a consistent investment policy. Together with our partner, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, we have formed new standards and road maps for working with the investor. The Development Corporation, which is being created in the region, and the annual Saratov Interregional Economic Forum will also contribute to the improvement of the business climate.

Expansion of the huge investment potential of the region we associate with the implementation of the largest infrastructure projects - the construction of an international airport, territory of advanced social and economic development in a monocity Petrovsk, Saratov agglomeration. These and many other projects set the modern spatial and economic development of municipalities, using their advantages, providing employment, improving the well-being of people.

All this great work gives meaningful results: the region becomes comfortable for life, interesting for business, attractive for investments. The Saratov region sets ambitious goals and looks confidently into the future.

V.V. Radaev, Governor of the Saratov region


The Saratov region is a modern, dynamically developing region, possessing a whole bundle of competitive advantages.

Simultaneous synergy of profitable location, unique climate and abundance of environmental resources creates an arrangement for development of powerful industrial and agricultural potential, as well as launching business and manufacturing of goods and services. 

The Saratov region is characterized by proximity to the Moscow region (858 km), availability of the long State border with Republic of Kazakhstan (550 km) and approach to PR of China and Central Asia.

Инвестиционный потенциал
Конкурентные преимущества


  • High human and scientific potential
  • Convenient location and developed logistics
  • More than 600 of free-investment areas of different application
  • Industrial parks, including agro-industrial and logistical parks
  • Quick infrastructure support issue solving
  • Differentiate resource base
  • Favorable soil and climate conditions
  • Propitious regulations for investors
  • Low prime cost for housing, industrial and commercial real-estate development
  • Inherent gas extraction and supply of residential areas and enterprises


2,479,3 thousand people

population of the region

1,242,1 thousand people

of labor force 

1,178,5 thousand people

of economically active population


of employable and university-educated population

Трудовые ресурсы


Saratov is a center of formed agglomeration system counting 1.2 mln inhabitants with 50% of the Saratov region population living within the system.

Main advantages encouraging agglomeration investment on the territory of the region are:

  • Possibility for major infrastructure projects realization;
  • Wide possibilities for implementation of public-private partnership within investment project realization process;
  • Concentration of qualify human resources, capability for accelerated human recourses capacity development;
  • Establishment of close ties between manufacture and scientific and academic centers;
  • Wide range of financial services, availability of investment resources including expansion of possibilities for receiving of State financial support;
  • Decreasing of economic costs for investors launching a business;
  • Possibility for establishment of land property on the territory of agglomeration for the purpose of industrial and agricultural parks launching;
  • Expansion of labor and products distribution markets.

Научный потенциал

Scientific potential

  • 20 higher education establishments, 80.1 thousand students.
  • 48 innovative enterprises affiliated with HEI.
  • 7 institutions and branches of Russian Academy of Science.
  • 27 specified researched and development establishments.
  • 51 thousand trainees within 56 educational facilities of intermediate vocational education and 21 subdivisions practicing the SVE program under HEI.
  • Education system is a dynamically developing system provided with qualified human resources. Academic complex possess a high potential.
  • The Saratov region is characterized by high-leveled accomplishment of human resources: 78.7% of labor force is high and vocational educated.
  • The region is well-known as one of the huge scientific centers in Russia. The region is represented by a complex of major R&D institutes, R&P enterprises and unions.

Свободные земли

Available land

Investors manifest a significant interest on availability of considerable quantity of land parcels of agricultural designation, as well as industrial areas equipped with associated infrastructure of low price and low cost. Regional land resources amount to 10 mln ha.

Месторасположение и логистика

Location and logistics

  • Saratov is a huge transport hub, connecting the region with Ural, Siberia and Central Asia.
  • Two international transport corridors (“North-South” and “West-East”) promote creation of multimodal transport hub, including infrastructural objects of railway, highway, waterway transportation, commercial aviation and transport terminals, oil and gas pipeline.
  • The Saratov region is a “Russian gates” to Kazakhstan and Central Asia.
  • Construction of new international airport “Centralny”, as well as western bypass of Saratov transport hub of the Volga railway will move logistics to a new age.

Строительство международного аэропорта «Центральный»

Construction of new international airport “Centralny”

The new airport provides possibilities for reception of all-type of modern long-distance vessels, increasing volumes of passenger and cargo traffic. 

The flight strip size – 3000x45 m 

1 mln passengers per year

Acceptance rate 


Commissioning date

Строительство Западного обхода Саратовского узла Приволжской железной дороги

Construction of Western bypass of the Saratov transport hub of Volgian railway

  • Possibility for increasing of suburban rail within the Saratov city
  • Development of extra volume of cargo traffic via Saratov hub – 46,0 mln tons, including: 30 mil. tons towards Azov-Blacksea harbors
  • Relocation of hazardous cargo traffic

Более 300 свободных инвестиционных площадок

More than 600 of investment areas available

The territory of the Saratov region locates more than 600 of investment areas available for a variety of purposes.

All information on the investment areas is represented on the map.

Currently, a consistent system of areas segmentation in accordance with investment projects is developed.

5 промышленных парков

5 industrial parks

  • Private industrial park “Trolza”
  • Industrial logistic complex “Leader”
  • Industrial park “Reflector”
  • Manufacturing complex OJSC “Rosbythim”
  • Manufacturing complex LLC “Voljsky terminal”

Обеспечение инфраструктурой

Infrastructure supply

Investors are available with solutions on infrastructure supply.

The region has strongly developed gas extraction and supply of residential areas and enterprises, high electricity supportability and available power supply.

Executive agencies of the Saratov region provide an effective assistance on the infrastructure supply procedure.

Non-demanded mineral resources

  • Chalk- and lime-stone
  • Carbonates
  • Argillaceous gangue for brick, bloating clay and concrete manufacturing
  • Grit and sandstone
  • Balneological, medicinal and table mineral water of high quality
  • Potassium and magnesium salts
  • Sulfurs
  • Phosphorites
  • Siliceous rocks
  • Mineral dyes – ochre

Невостребованные запасы минерально-сырьевых ресурсов
Строительные материалы

Construction supplies

At the present day, 440 deposits of construction supplies are defined with 240 deposits manifested. Still, only 327 deposits are explored up to industrial categories. Those deposits are of brick-clay and expanded-clay aggregates, masonry and glass sands, concrete components, masonry stone and chalk, molding materials and sand and grit blends. 

The region possesses a huge reserve for urban development.

Hydrocarbon crude

Saratov part of Caspian oil- and gas-bearing province is characterized by high relative density of anticipated hydrocarbon sources. That particular region possessing high resource potential is the most perspective territory for exploration of oil and gas deposits, drastically increasing the exploration.


by quantity of perspective and anticipated resources. The region expresses a high potential of extraction volume increasing in the nearest future.

Углеводородное сырье
Климатические условия


The Saratov region is the only Russian region joining three environmental zones: woodland-grass, heath and semi-desert. Location in profitable fourth photic zone drastically decrease prime cost of greenhouse complex products. Short duration of winter season in comparison with the Central part of the country allows to decrease costs on heating and lighting of premises, as well as equipment maintenance.

Investors preferences

  • Tax and other benefits
  • Investment tax loan within regional taxation system
  • Subsidies at the expense of regional budget 
  • Investment contract
  • Assistance in funds raising for investment projects via development institutes
  • Provision with objects of regional reserve funds in purpose of securing obligations within investment promotion
  • Consultancy and informational assistance for an investor, methodical and arrangement support within an investment project realization

Режим наибольшего благоприятствования для инвесторов
Низкая себестоимость строительства

Low construction prime cost

Average construction prime cost – 26521 rubles per 1 sq.m.

The lowest price in the Volga Federal district, 3rd place in Russian Federation.  

The region is provided with all-type construction resources, as well as in-house manufacture of concrete, brick, construction equipment, etc.

In 2017 around 1210 thousand sq.m. of residential property (93.5% by 2016) were launched using all financial sources. Construction complex is expanding.

Strategic priorities


Стратегические приоритеты
Направления реализации региональной инновационной политики

Realization of regional innovative policy

  • Active stimulation of present regional enterprises for manufacturing and innovations applying.
  • Stimulation of establishing small regional innovative companies of different are of competence.
  • Funds arising for high-tech regional industries.
  • Development of an effective infrastructure for regional innovative activity support.
  • Increasing of regional innovative culture level and development of “human capital assets”.
  • Informational and law support of establishment and protection of intellectual property.

Инновационные производства

Innovative manufactures

  • Percent of high-tech industries’ products in GRP is 24.8%.
  • 22nd place in the top of innovational active regions (according to the information of National association of innovations and development of informational technologies).
  • High innovative potential of regional enterprises.

Innovative manufactures

  • Quantity of entities using informational and communication resources – 3310.
  • Quantity of specialists on informational and communication technologies by 2015 – 6334.
  •  In view of human and scientific resources analysis the area of informational technology possesses high potential for further development being one of the strategic priorities of the region.

Информационные технологии
Нефтехимический кластер

Oil and gas cluster

The Saratov region is one of the longest-standing oil and gas producing regions in Russian Federation. Inherent oil production followed by complete oil processing provides unconditional stability and independence of regional fuel market. Regional gas processing allows gas supply to residential areas and regional enterprises. The Saratov region became an authoritative gas processing center with theoretical and practical know-how is in demand within Russia.


of potential GAS source


of potential OIL source


In virtue of the pipeline construction unique design institutes and enterprises were launched. A new project “Central Asia” gave impulse to social development of vast territories being a main stage of LLC “Gazprom transgas Saratov” development.

The region segmentation

  • 84% of trolley manufacturing
  • 43,2% of couch manufacturing
  • 20% sulfuric acid manufacturing
  • 13% of ball-bearing manufacturing
  • 9% of tobacco products
  • 7% of household chemical
  • 6.4% of books and brochures manufacturing
  • 5% of refrigerators and cooling chambers manufacturing
  • 4.7% of mineral fertilizers manufacturing
  • 4.2% of electrical energy producing
  • 3% of primary crude oil processing

На долю Саратовской области приходится
Металлургический кластер

Metalurgical cluster

A new field of metallurgical engineering is completely functional due to launching two enterprises:

PJSC “Severstal – Balakovo profiled plant” and JSC “Balakovo-centrolit” 


PJSC “Severstal – Balakovo profiled plant”. The winner of regional Awards “Investor 2010” and “Saratov brand-leader 2011” in nomination of “Investment project of the year”, “Investor 2012”, “Investor 2013”, “Investor 2015”, “Investor 2016”. 


JSC “Balakovo-centrolit”

Транспортный кластер

Transport cluster

LLC “First locomotive company”
Design and manufacture of double-system carriage electromotive of the F120MS project for Russian and CIS-countries markets.

OJSC “Steelworks plant”
Manufacture of carriage railway vehicle - with 4500 of units.

OJSC “Transmash”
Manufacture of railway equipment. Capacity is of 2000 of carriage vehicles per year.


Energy industry

6702 MW

Total PGP capacity total, regional consumption – 30% 


Energy hub comprising of Saratov HPS, Balakovo NPP and CHP-4 

The Balakovo NPP provides a quarter of electrical power generation in Volga Federal District and a fifth part of Russian NPPs’ capacity 

Saratov HPP is a huge regional power asset with annual output of 5,4 bln kW-h

Сельское хозяйство в 2017 году

Agriculture in 2017

  • 1st place for gross post-treatment grain harvesting in Volga Federal District (5800,0 thousand tons), 4h place in Russian Federation
  • 1st place for gross sunflower seeds harvesting in Volga Federal District (1300,0), 1nd place in Russian Federation
  • 1st place for gross vegetables harvesting in Volga Federal District (418,0  thousand tons), 10th place in Russian Federation

Кластер овощей закрытого грунта

Ground-protected vegetables

  • 3nd place in Volga Federal District and 7nd place in Russian Federation for ground-protected vegetables harvesting
  • 7 hothouse facilities in are of 112,8 ha
  • OJSC “Vesna” farm”, LLC “REHN”, LLC “Otdyh 2010”, LLC “MG Group”, LLC “AGA+”, OJSC “Volga”, LLC “Leto-2002”

Focus areas for investments

  • Dairy cattle breeding
  • Beef cattle breeding
  • Poultry breeding
  • Technical crops manufacture
  • Pulse crop manufacture
  • Hothouse facilities
  • Construction of logistics center for vegetables processing and storage
  • Processing of products for agriculture

Приоритетные направления для вложения инвестиций в сельское хозяйство


The Saratov region possesses rich recreational, cultural, historical and natural potential.

In 2016 over 291585 tourists have traveled over the region. In terms of cruise tours, the Saratov city was visited by 60000 tourist via 270 diesel-engine vessels.

At tourists’ disposal, there are 200 of collective places of accommodation (107 of hotels and camping sites, more than 63 of camps and health resorts, 34 of agricultural camping sites). 300 of travel agencies operates on the territory of the region, including 26 of domestic tourism agencies providing 138 of tourist trails. 



Ample quantity of cultural heritage promote tourism development as well. Modern Saratov is deemed to be a cultural center of the Volga district. International and regional festivals and competitions became a tradition.

The region possesses:

  • 124 natural monuments
  • More than 300 architectural monuments
  • Over 3000 archeology monuments
  • 18 remained antique manors
  • 26 state museums

The most attractive places are the Volga River and the landing area of the first astronaut Yury Gagarin.

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Investor Guide of the Saratov Region