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WHEREAS, small businesses are the engine that drive the economic growth and prosperity of the Silver State and our nation, creating jobs and promoting the innovations that are essential to continued economic development; and

WHEREAS, the Saturday following Thanksgiving is dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide; and

WHEREAS, in recognition of Shop Small Nevada - Small Business Saturday, residents and visitors are encouraged to shop local and support small businesses in the community, and this effort is supported by community groups and business organizations statewide; and

WHEREAS, consumers who choose to shop at local businesses, directly and significantly contribute to the strength and vitality of Nevada’s economies, and help support the continued economic growth and prosperity of the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, the Silver State is proud of the growth our small businesses, which now employ a record-number of people in Nevada; and

WHEREAS, supporting small businesses helps to invigorate the economy, create employment, and keep communities thriving year-round; and

WHEREAS, initiatives to support businesses in recognition of Shop Small Nevada will target English and Latino media programs and promote this particular Saturday as a day to shop and support small businesses in all Nevada communities, and Sábado de Negocios Latinos, in support of Small Business Saturday, is a collaborative effort that works to support local Latino businesses as part of this national initiative;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  November 25, 2017 as a day to

 Shop Small Nevada - Small Business Saturday


 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson