Small businesses are being celebrated on a statewide level, as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has declared today as Small Business Saturday in Michigan and urges state residents to buy locally today and throughout the year to support Michigan’s small businesses.
"Small businesses are the backbones of our communities, and we want to remind Michiganders that supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs creates jobs, leads to more vibrant communities, and builds a stronger economy for everyone," said Governor Whitmer. "Our small businesses demonstrated incredible resiliency throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and we should celebrate them and their invaluable contributions to our state by shopping local this holiday season. I will continue working to ensure that small businesses have the resources they need to succeed as we usher in a new era of prosperity together."
Read the full proclamation on Michigan.gov.