facebook app skip to content
Primary navigation

News

press-release-header

Find news from prior years in DEED's digital library.

Governor Proclaims Saturday Nov. 30 “Small Business Saturday”

More than 500,000 small businesses employ more than one million Minnesotans in the State

11/27/2019 8:20:06 AM

St. Paul – Gov. Tim Walz declared Saturday, November 30, 2019 “Small Business Saturday” in recognition of the contributions small businesses make the state’s local economies and communities.

“Small business employees represent over 47% of workers in Minnesota,” said Steve Grove commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). “Initiatives like Small Business Saturday help support our local businesses and keep our communities strong.”

Small Business Saturday started in 2010 and is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Since it started in 2010, Small Business Saturday spending has reached an estimated $103 billion.

Read Governor Walz’s full proclamation here.

DEED is the state’s principal economic development agency, promoting business recruitment expansion and retention, workforce development, international trade and community development. For more details about the agency and its services, visit the DEED website or follow DEED on Twitter.

-30-

Upon request, this information can be made available in alternate formats for people with disabilities by contacting the DEED Communications Office at 651-259-7161.

Economic Development

Economic Development

small businesses

back to top