Small Business Saturday to Focus on Job Creation
By WestKyStar Staff
FRANKFORT, KY – Tom Underwood, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, said “Small Business Saturday,” coming up Saturday, November 27th would help focus attention on the heart and soul of the states economy.
“You are going to hear a lot about people getting up early the morning after Thanksgiving and lining up outside the big chain stores, but small business is really what drives our economy and keeps it healthy,” Underwood said.
“Small businesses account for 97 percent of all employers in the state, and they employ half the states private-sector workforce,” he said, citing figures from the U.S. Small Business Administration.
“Hopefully, once shoppers finish with the chain stores, they’ll shop at small, locally-owned businesses,” Underwood said. “They””””””””ll find things they won’t find anyplace else, and they’ll help the local economy. I also hope that people will remember our small businesses after Small Business Saturday is over. We have a tremendous opportunity with the new Congress to pass legislation that fixes the deeply flawed federal healthcare reform law, reduces taxes and helps small businesses grow and create jobs and finally lead us out of this recession.”
NFIB/Kentucky is the states leading small business association.
Information provided by a press release from the National Federation of Independent Business Kentucky.