Annually, on May 26, our country celebrates the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship established by the Decree of the President of Russia No. 1381 “On the Day of Russian Entrepreneurship” of 18/10/2007.
Global experience proves that entrepreneurship is an important element of the market economy, without which a country cannot develop harmoniously. It sets the pace of economic growth, structure and quality of the gross national product to a great extent.
Our city is traditionally notable for high entrepreneurial activity. Traditions of Rostov merchantry, philanthropy, experience in the organization of manufacturing, and specific entrepreneurial spirit laid a foundation of modern business.
Today, small and medium-sized businesses of the city of Rostov-on-Don comprise 76.2 thousand enterprises and individual entrepreneurs. An average number of staff engaged in small and medium-sized businesses of the city is 233 thousand people. The turnover of small and medium-sized enterprises amounted to 718.1 billion rubles.
Rostov heads the list of cities with a million-plus population in terms of the number of individual entrepreneurs per thousand inhabitants.