Small enterprises of Mogilev Region accounted for 20.8% of taxes paid in the regional budget in 2007, Interfax learnt from the Economy Committee of the regional administration.
The total amount of proceeds from taxes was BYR 76.9 billion in 2007, or 23.8% up on the year, the source specified.
Last year the region invested BYR 421.7 million in Small Business Support Program. Within the framework of the program, there were created 11,745 new jobs.
As of January 1, 2008, there were 4,370 commercial companies, 24,587 sole traders, 275 private farms, 159 joint ventures and 21 foreign companies in Mogilev Region.
The total number of companies rose by 17.4% on the year, the source informed.