29 thousand new jobs are to be created in Minsk thanks to the emergence of small and medium-sized enterprises among other things. As recently as last year the number of such organizations grew by 2 percent and now amounts to more than 100,000. The companies employ about half a million people. A separate item of the city budget provides for the support of entrepreneurs. Last year, 27 business entities were provided with assistance, like reimbursement of a part of interest on credit, as well as modernization financing.