In Sancti Spiritus, most of these small-scale companies are dedicated to the construction business, and only a few work in other areas
The seven so-called Non-Agricultural Cooperatives that exist in Sancti Spíritus have so far contributed with over 14 million pesos to the state budget, which by far exceeds their contribution last year in the same period of time.
Lianet Ruiz Mena, from the assistance-to-the-taxpayer local service of the National Administration Tax Office (ONAT) told Escambray that taking into consideration taxes on utilities only, these new non-state jobs have contributed with more than 7,980 000 Cuban pesos.
In Sancti Spiritus, most of these small-scale companies are dedicated to the construction business, while only a few deal with gastronomy, plastic production, solid waste recovery and ornithology. Since 2014 —when the first of these cooperatives was created in this central Cuban territory— these companies have been gradually increasing.
According to a recent statement released by Granma newspaper, new non-agricultural cooperatives won’t be authorized for the moment; instead, efforts will be dedicated to improve the existing ones.