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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Small Business Saturday

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PROCLAMATION

Whereas, the City of Klamath Falls, Oregon celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; according to the United States Small Business Administration, there are 30.7 million small businesses in the United States, they represent 99.7% of all firms with paid employees in the United States, and are responsible for 64.9% of net new jobs created from 2000 to 2018; 

Whereas, small businesses employ 47.3% of the employees in the private sector in the United States, 62% of U.S. small businesses reported that they need to see consumer spending return to pre-COVID levels by the end of 2020 in order to stay in business, 65% of U.S. small business owners said it would be most helpful to their business to have their "regulars" return and start making purchases again, and three­quarters of U.S. consumers are currently looking for ways to Shop Small® and support their community; 

Whereas, 96% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday® agree that shopping at small, independently-owned businesses supports their commitment to making purchases that have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact and 97% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday agree that small businesses are essential to their community; 

Whereas, 95% of consumers who shopped on Small Business Saturday reported the day makes them want to shop or eat at small, independently owned businesses all year long, not just during the holiday season; 

Whereas, the City of Klamath Falls, Oregon supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities; 

Whereas, advocacy groups, as well as public and private organizations, across the country have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday®; and 

So, Therefore, I, Carol Westfall, Mayor of the City of Klamath Falls do hereby proclaim, November 28, 2020, as: 

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY

AND urge the residents of our community, and communities across the country, to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday® and also throughout the year. 

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