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WHEREAS, during Small Business Week, we recognize the passion, tenacity, and innovation of small business owners in our great state, as their dedication and entrepreneurial spirit keep our economy growing stronger; and

WHEREAS, from the small store on Main Street in rural Nevada, to the new high-tech start up that keeps our state on the cutting edge of new technologies, small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of our communities; and

WHEREAS, consumers who choose to shop at local small businesses directly and significantly contribute to the strength and vitality of Nevada’s local economies and help small businesses thrive as they spur economic growth; and

WHEREAS, there are more than 30 million small businesses in our country, which create nearly two out of three new jobs in our economy, and according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, small businesses employ approximately 42 percent of our state’s private workforce; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada works cooperatively with the U.S. Small Business Administration to offer services that encourage our small businesses to grow and seek to create new employment opportunities and economic expansion in our state; and

WHEREAS, the entrepreneurial spirit thrives in small businesses throughout Nevada, remaining a leader in technology-related industries and continuing to welcome innovative business by embracing the pioneer spirit;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of May 5-11, 2019 as

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 1st day of May 2019

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