The ceremony of rewarding the prize-winners of “The Best Businessman of Mogilev Region of 2008” takes place in Mogilev.
The contest organizational committee considered 105 applications, chose the winners and the laureates in 17 nominations.
The chairman of Mogilev regional executive committee Peter Rudnick stressed the increase of contribution that average and small business makes into regional economic development: “In the year 2008 23.5 % was given to the budget compared with 20.7 % in 2007. It is a positive movement. Second(ly), the country is carrying out the complex program aimed at supporting small and average town settlements. I hope that businessmen will take it into account for the program implementation will be much quicker & more successful”.
According to Peter Rudnick, in 2008 BYR 1.3 billion was granted by the executive committee for business development (first of all – for staff education and training). Besides, Mogilev region businessmen & business enterprises employed 11 thous. people in 2008.