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Prince George’s County EDC Supports Small Business Saturday

Prince George's County EDC Supports Small Business Saturday

Largo, MD - Gwen McCall, President/CEO of the Prince George's County EDC, is encouraging all Prince George's County residents to support local small businesses on Saturday, November 29, 2014, the day dedicated as Small Business Saturday.

The 5th Annual Small Business Saturday is a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. on the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

"Small businesses are the engine of job creation in Prince George's County. By spreading the word about Small Business Saturday, we can help raise awareness about the critical role small businesses play in the County and across the country, at a time when they need support the most. I encourage you to visit or engage a small business in your community today," said Gwen McCall.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there were nearly 28 million small businesses in the United States last year. Over the past two decades, they created 65 percent of net new jobs. Their importance to local communities extends even further. For every $100 spent in locally-owned, independent stores, an estimated $68 is returned to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures.

Supporting local business is more than a one-day event. Residents are encouraged to consistently patronize local small businesses, as they are the backbone of our economy and the glue that holds communities together.

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2014

Media Contact:
Monica Biscoe, Communications Specialist
Prince George's County EDC