The development of human capital is an important precondition for attracting investment in the Russian Far East. State policies for developing human capital are already seeing their first results: the government has launched training programmes for local residents and resettlement programmes from other parts of the country, and has simplified regulations for employing foreign workers in ASEZs and free ports in the Russian Far East. In order to help investors attract workers, the government has also created the Agency for the Development of Human Capital. The Agency is a one-stop-shop system offering investors standard solutions, as well as services tailored specifically to their needs. How acute is the regions need for experts in various fields and at various levels, and how does the new development institute plan to fill the demand for human resources? What kind of services does the Agency offer to investors? How does support provided by the Agency affect investment performance in Russias Far East? How does the business community rate the Agencys services and performance?