Cantwell Encourages Washingtonians to Support Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26
Cantwell: ‘Supporting local small businesses on Main Street helps job creation, and it helps preserve our communities’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, released the following statement touting Small Business Saturday on November 26th as a way to support Main Street jobs and the local economy:
“Small businesses are the engines of economic growth in Washington state and across America,” said Cantwell. “Supporting local small businesses on Main Street helps job creation, and it helps preserve our communities. That’s why I’m supporting Small Business Saturday, an initiative that promotes small, independent businesses. Small businesses are critical to our state’s economic growth. Buying locally keeps investment in our communities and helps our best job creators continue their success.”
Cantwell was an original cosponsor of the Small Business Saturday Resolution, which passed the Senate on November 10th designating November 26th as “Small Business Saturday.” Cantwell also played a lead role in authoring the Small Business Jobs Act and fighting for its passage in the Senate last year.
In its second year, Small Business Saturday is a national initiative that marks a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.
According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses totaled 548,896 in Washington state in 2008, making up 98.1 percent of the state’s employers.
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