MATTHEWS – Mayor John Higdon has proclaimed Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday in Matthews.
A proclamation approved by the board urges residents to support small businesses on that day and throughout the year.
Here is the resolution in its entirety:
Proclamation in recognition of Small Business Saturday
WHEREAS, the government of Matthews, North Carolina, celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; and
WHEREAS, according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 32.5 million small businesses in the United States, they represent 99.7% of firms with paid employees, and they are responsible for 62% of net new jobs created since 1995, and small businesses employ 46.8% of the employees in the private sector in the United States; and
WHEREAS, 79% of consumers understand the importance of supporting the small businesses in their community on Small Business Saturday, 70% report