(Pueblo, CO) – Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar has declared Saturday, November 26, to be “Small Business Saturday.”
The City of Pueblo will celebrate local small businesses and their contributions to the local economy and community. Communities and community residents across the country are encouraged to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturdays and throughout the year.
Advocacy groups and public and private organizations across the country recognize the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday, the mayor’s office said.
“Small Business Saturday has become a recent tradition to patronize local small businesses in our community, and as Mayor, I feel it is necessary to formally recognize this holiday for our local pueblo small businesses,” Gradisar said. “We are proud of the local businesses, entrepreneurs and hard-working individuals in the Pueblos, so I encourage my fellow citizens to support these institutions in our community, especially during this holiday season of gift-giving.”
According to the US Small Business Administration, there are 32.5 million small businesses in the United States. According to the mayor’s office, small businesses account for 99.7 percent of companies with salaried employees and account for 62 percent of net new jobs created since 1995.Small businesses currently employ 46.8% of U.S. private sector workers