MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday reiterated her staunch assist for Alabama’s small companies by signing a proclamation declaring November 26, 2022 as Small Enterprise Saturday within the state of Alabama.
By designating the Saturday following Thanksgiving Day as Small Enterprise Saturday, Alabamians are inspired to rejoice and assist the impression small companies have on communities throughout the state.
“Not solely do our small companies carry allure and character to Alabama, however they play an integral position in constructing and sustaining a powerful financial system. Small enterprise assist trickles again right down to alternatives for job creation, assist for our colleges, potentialities for brand spanking new innovation, however in the end, it’s positively felt by all,” mentioned Governor Ivey. “I encourage all Alabamians to assist small companies and spend domestically this Saturday. Merely put, if you assist an Alabama small enterprise, you assist our state.”
The Nationwide Federation of Impartial Enterprise (NFIB) applauded Governor Ivey’s proclamation.
“Small Enterprise Saturday is an effective way for the neighborhood to assist native and family-owned companies,” mentioned Rosemary Elebash, NFIB Alabama State Director. “Small enterprise house owners are popping out of the pandemic dealing with severe financial headwinds akin to inflation, employee shortages and ongoing provide chain disruptions. Now greater than ever, small companies want assist not solely on Small Enterprise Saturday however on daily basis. Small companies are the spine of Alabama’s financial system, and we encourage everybody to buy small this vacation season.”
In response to analysis performed by NFIB and American Categorical, 67 cents of each greenback spent at a family-owned small enterprise stays in the neighborhood. Moreover, each greenback spent at a neighborhood small enterprise creates a further 50 cents in native enterprise exercise as employers and their workers store at different native companies.
NFIB is the nation’s main small enterprise advocacy group. To study extra about NFIB in Alabama, please go to www.NFIB.com/AL.