Every year since 1963 the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.
More than half of all Americans work for a small business, and small businesses create two out of three new jobs in the U.S. each year.
National Small Business Week May 1 – 7
We are right in the middle of 2016’s small business week and taking the opportunity to support and promote the many small business that make St. Johns a great place to live, shop, and play! All week we are sharing photos of our business owners on the St. Johns Boosters Instagram account along with some of the many reasons to shop the small businesses in St. Johns.
Reasons to Shop St. Johns
- Small businesses donate to local causes two-times more than national chains.
- 70% of every dollar you spend at a small business stays in the local economy.
- 97% of Oregon’s employers are small businesses.
In the St. Johns business district there are over 200 small businesses that support our economy, employee our residents, and make our neighborhood a better place to live, shop, and play.
St. Johns Celebrates Small
Enjoy these images of some of our many small business owners, then get out there and join us in celebrating National Small Business Week.