Accelerated development of the Far East requires consolidation of all available resources. In the current economic situation, investments by state-owned companies drive economic processes and allow the conditions for private investments to be created. At the First Eastern Economic Forum, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin gave instructions to ensure priority financing of socio-economic development of the Far East within the scope of the activities of state-owned companies. What are the plans for implementing state investments in the Far East? What is to be expected from implementation of the major projects (FEPCO, Power of Siberia, construction of new power plant, extension of the Baikal-Amur and Trans-Siberian Mainlines, launch of the Vostochny Cosmodrome)? What are the prospects for development of small businesses in connection with implementation of major projects? What is the role going forward of programmes for development of state-owned companies in increasing the investment appeal of the Far East?