Kane County has dozens of downtown's with a variety of small businesses. Falling between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's a day dedicated to supporting the diverse range of local businesses that help create jobs, boost the economy, and keep communities thriving across the country.
Proclaiming, Saturday, November 25, 2023, as
Small Business Saturday
WHEREAS, the government of Kane County, celebrates our local small businesses and the contributions they make to our local economy and community; and
WHEREAS, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 33.2 million small businesses in the United States: small businesses represent 99.7% of firms with paid employees, small businesses are responsible for 62.7% of net new jobs created since 1995, and small businesses employ 46.4% of the employees in the private sector in the United States; and
WHEREAS, 68 cents of every dollar spent at a small business in the United States stays in the local community and every dollar spent at small businesses creates an additional 48 cents in local
business activity as a result of employees and local businesses purchasing local goods and services; and
WHEREAS, 72% of consumers reported that Small Business Saturday 2022 made them want to shop and dine at small, independently-owned retailers and restaurants all year long; and
WHEREAS, Kane County supports our local businesses that create jobs, boost our local economy, and preserve our communities; and
WHEREAS, advocacy groups, as well as public and private organizations, across the country
have endorsed the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED, by this County Board of Kane County, Illinois, that it hereby recognizes Saturday, November 25, 2023, 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 to Shop Small throughout the year.
Corinne M. Pierog MA, MBA
Kane County Board Chairman