Subject This article explores the competencies and skills of the business community and the socio-demographic characteristics of entrepreneurs in the region, formed under the influence of local conditions. Objectives The article aims to examine the competency level of regional entrepreneurs. Methods For the study, we used descriptive, structural and logical, and statistical analyses, and sociological survey and questionnaires. Results The article describes a socio-economic profile and skills level of the entrepreneur of the provincial region, whose main areas of activity are industry, trade and agriculture. Conclusions The Mari El Republic has a good entrepreneurial potential. This is proved true by assessing the business community competency level.
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