Hoeven Encourages North Dakotans to Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

Senate Passes Hoeven-Backed Resolution Designating Nov. 28 as Small Business Saturday

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven announced that the U.S. Senate unanimously passed S.Res.304, legislation that designates November 28, 2015 as Small Business Saturday. Hoeven was an original cosponsor of this resolution, which aims to support efforts to increase awareness of the value of locally owned small businesses.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our nation’s economy, and this resolution recognizes their important role in the overall economic success of the United States,” said Hoeven. “We encourage North Dakotans to support their local small businesses, and especially on November 28, to show appreciation for the many contributions these businesses make in our communities.”

The resolution encourages consumers to shop locally and to increase awareness about the impact of locally-owned small businesses on the economy. Today, there are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States that employ more than 56 million employees. The resolution text is available here.

According to the Small Business Administration, there are more than 69,000 small businesses in North Dakota that employ more than 194,000 employees.