Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a proclamation today declaring May 5-11, 2019 as Small Business Week in Indiana, celebrating the state’s more than 508,000 small businesses that employ 1.2 million hardworking Hoosiers.
“This week we join Hoosiers in recognizing the important role small businesses play in driving Indiana’s economy forward,” Gov. Holcomb said. “With ingenuity, perseverance and a spirit of entrepreneurship, small business owners are championing 21st century developments, launching new ventures, and supporting good jobs and opportunities that are integral to every one of our communities.”
Kosciusko County Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Rob Parker says the Governor’s proclamation highlights strength in our local economy.
“We are so fortunate in Kosciusko County to have many small businesses. Businesses that innovate, cast a vision, and contribute mightily to the local economy,” Parker explains. “Without these small businesses, life would not be as rich, as productive, or as enjoyable. Truly, small businesses are the engine of the economy and our county has a spirit of entrepreneurialism that is second to none.”
National Small Business Week has been celebrated since 1963. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and small businesses create approximately two out of every three new jobs each year.