Governor declares Nov. 28 Small Business Saturday

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Retailers are gearing up for the holidays and they are counting on big sales to end the year. Encouraging Utahns to buy locally this holiday shopping season, Gov. Gary R. Herbert has declared Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 as “Small Business Saturday in Utah.”

“This day provides an ideal opportunity to support our local, independent businesses during their most critical time of the year,” said Gov. Herbert. “I often speak with local business owners and they have told me that they rely on increased sales to grow their businesses and create new jobs. I hope you will join me by shopping at local businesses, not only on Small Business Saturday but throughout the year.”

Small business owners gave Utah an A+ for small business friendliness for the fourth year in a row in 2015. Utah’s business climate attracts diverse companies and innovative entrepreneurs, which is one reason why it is home to the fastest-growing economy in the nation. There are currently 256,028 small businesses in Utah. 

Founded in 2010, Small Business Saturday helps neighborhood stores, restaurants and other local businesses to rally residents to celebrate the small businesses in their communities. Now in its sixth year, the initiative has helped boost sales at small, local, independently-owned businesses that are the backbone of Utah communities. In 2014, more than 88 million consumers nationwide “shopped small” on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

View the declaration here.