Kainuu Business Center – export service centre in St. Petersburg.
Funded by Interreg II Karelia 1996-1999
Objective of the project
The objective of the project was to establish an export service centre in St. Petersburg. The centre would serve SMEs from Kainuu and the whole Interreg II Karelia region, and help them enter the Russian market through St. Petersburg. Ten companies working in the construction and food industry created the Kainuu Business Centre, a subsidiary of which was registered in St. Petersburg under the name ZAO Kainuu Business Centre SPB. This subsidiary leased international-class premises in the centre of St. Petersburg from Viking Bank. At the same time, 15 companies could operate in the rented premises, and if necessary, additional space could be rented in the same building. The office was engaged in marketing and export promotion of companies in St. Petersburg and its environs. The office was staffed by a marketing director and assistant who knew Russian market. They served all interested entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs were supposed to hire their own marketing assistant with a workplace and equipment in the office. The objective of the project was to create a clear and risk-free way for SMEs from the Interreg II Karelia region to enter the St. Petersburg market.
AcronymKainuu Business Center - export service centre in St. Petersburg.
Duration1997-09-01 - 1999-08-30
Total Budget / Programme funding103 432 € / 25 858 €
Lead partnerKainuu Business Center Oy
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