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Governor Sandoval and Director Breslow urge Nevadans to support “Small Business Saturday”

By ThisIsReno

Governor Sandoval official portrait Feb. 2011LAS VEGAS — Governor Brian Sandoval and Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today encouraged Nevada residents to take part in “Small Business Saturday” November 30.  The day, part of a nationwide campaign led by American Express to highlight the importance of small business, also falls on the traditional opening of the holiday shopping season. 

“I encourage all Nevadans to visit and support their local small business this Saturday and throughout the year,”Governor Brian Sandoval said.  “By spending their hard-earned money in a locally-owned, independent business, Nevadans create a ripple effect in each of our communities.  Working together, we can continue to strengthen the fabric of our state.”

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses, or those with 500 or fewer employees, account for 95.6% of Nevada’s employers and employ 42% of the private-sector workforce in the state. “In Nevada, small businesses fuel our state’s economy and will be a key factor in our ongoing economic recovery,” said Bruce Breslow, Director of the Department of Business and Industry.

When consumers shop locally, more than 50 percent of the money spent stays within the community.