In a Tuesday night meeting of the Truth or Consequences City Commission, Mayor Steve Green presented a formal proclamation designating Saturday, November 26th, 2016 as “Small Business Saturday”, and urged all residents to support local businesses.
The Mayor cited statistics in support of the proclamation. Small businesses:
- Create 2/3 of all new jobs
- Generate 54% of all U.S. sales
- Employ 55% of U.S. workers
The Mayor also put the day in context, noting that so-called “big box” retailers have their “Black Friday” shopping event, and online retailers have their “Cyber Monday” sales.