Investments and Economic Cooperation

Regional Working Group on Investments and Economic Cooperation

Regional Working Group on Investments and Economic Cooperation aims to build bridges between business life and local administration (RWGIEC). RWGIEC assesses business infrastructure from the practical viewpoint of the region’s SMEs and makes improvement proposals concerning business climate and operational conditions. RWGIEC also encourages SMEs for cross-border economic cooperation and to build up sub-contractor networks so that SMEs could participate in big-scale projects. RWGIEC is also trying to combat trade barriers and inform about the transportation needs of companies. 

 FullSizeRender (002).jpgRWGIEC meeting in Stockholm 2016. 

The composition of the Working Group consists of a representative from each member region. The representative has to have experience from business life. The working group’s chairmanship rotates every second year.


Målfrid Baik
Regional director, NHO
Tel. +47 99259458

Torbjörn Halvardsson
Företagarna Västerbotten
Tel. +46 703410595

Semen Vuimenkov 
Minister on Economic Development of the Arkhangelsk Region
Tel. +7 8182 288392, +7 921 2455038

Elena Tihonova
Minister of Economic Development of the Murmansk Region
Tel. +7 8152 486232, +7 8152 486440

Aleksey Prosuzhyhk
First Deputy Minister of Investments, Industry and Transport of the Republic of Komi 
Tel. +7 8212 255434

Martti Kankaanranta
Entrepreneurs of Länsipohja
Tel. +358 500693745

Paavo Keränen 
Regional Council of Kainuu
Tel. +358 447100853 

Arja Nevalainen
Joensuu Regional Development Company JOSEK Ltd
Tel. +358 40 8204646

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