According to the Governor's office, the number of registered SMEs in the region amounted to 57 thousand units in 2013. Annual production in small and medium business increased by 3.3% and reached 431.4 billion tenge.
One of the main conditions for the development of SMEs is the financial and credit support from the government and financial institutions. Thus, financial and credit support worth more than 48.5 billion tenge was provided from all sources in 2013.
Entrepreneurs of the region under "Business Roadmap -2020" program received support in the amount of 3 billion tenge for the modernization of existing and opening new production, creating service enterprises, development of engineering infrastructure .
It is worth noting that in the region 2.1 billion has been allocated for implementation of the "Business Roadmap -2020" in 2014.