Governor Sandoval Declares November 28 Small Business Saturday in Nevada

Carson City, NV - November 25, 2015

Governor Sandoval has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday November 28, 2015 as Small Business Saturday in Nevada. The proclamation demonstrates the impact of small businesses on local economies throughout the state and encourages Nevadans to support local independent small businesses and retailers during this holiday season.    




WHEREAS, Small Business Saturday was first observed on November 27, 2010, as a day designated for promoting small, locally owned, independent businesses to shoppers and consumers during the holiday season; and


WHEREAS, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) estimates that small, locally owned business enterprises comprise 48.5% of private sector employment, and are responsible for creating 63% of new jobs in the private sector nationwide; and


WHEREAS, according to the SBA, a total of nearly 230,000 small businesses in Nevada currently employ more than 400,000 Nevada workers, representing an indispensable sector of the state’s economy; and


WHEREAS, more than 88 million customers spent approximately $14 billion purchasing goods and services from local small businesses as a result of Small Business Saturday in 2014; and


WHEREAS, customers and 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 support the continued economic growth and prosperity of the Silver State; and


WHEREAS, Nevada’s community of small business owners are pivotal to our state’s economic future as the drivers of innovation and job creation, and represent the very essence of the American dream as well as the time honored ideals of hard work and individual responsibility; and


WHEREAS, the State of Nevada proudly supports local, independent small businesses and retailers, and acknowledges the critical role small business owners continue to play as significant contributors to the economic and commercial success of this state;


NOW, THEREFORE, I BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim November 28, 2015 as




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The Department of Business and Industry Director’s Office, the state’s small business advocate, joins Governor Sandoval in encouraging Nevadans to support small businesses by shopping at local, independently-owned retailers during the holiday season.


“I encourage all Nevadans to support these local businesses on Saturday and throughout the year. By including these unique, local merchants in your holiday shopping traditions you keep hard-earned local revenue within your community,” said Marcel F. Schaerer, Department of Business and Industry Deputy Director. Spending your dollars locally creates a ripple effect, with local businesses more likely to reinvest in the community through support of ancillary businesses and local charities.”


For more information about Small Business Saturday or to locate participating small business retailers, visit


About the Department of Business and Industry

The Department of Business and Industry is a cabinet level agency in Nevada State government. Our objective is to encourage and promote the development and growth of business and to ensure the legal operation of business in order to protect consumers by maintaining a fair and competitive regulatory environment. The Director’s office manages a number of programs and initiatives to address the needs of small businesses and consumers including small business advocacy, small business information and referrals, bond programs, constituent services and consumer affairs. To learn more, visit 





Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407