Companies based in Mogilev Region paid BYR 65.7 billion in taxes to the regional budget in January-September 2007, or 28.9% up on the year, Interfax learnt from the Economy Committee of the regional administration.
Private businesses account for 20.6% of the aforecited amount, the source specified.
As of October 1, there were 3,041 commercial companies, 23,016 sole traders, 276 private farms, 154 joint ventures and 19 foreign companies in Mogilev Region (6% up).
Over the period in question the region invested BYR 62.8 billion in the State Business Encouragement Program. Business sector accounted for 61.1% of the newly-created jobs (8,322).