Matthews recognizing Small Business Saturday | Mmhweekly

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

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