Shop MainStreet Campaign and Small Business Saturday Encourages Shoppers to Shop Local

22 Nov, 2016

The holiday shopping season is upon us once again and New Mexico MainStreet encourages holiday shoppers to Shop MainStreet. Black Friday may be one of the biggest days of the year for big box stores, but small businesses will look for a piece of the revenue pie this weekend too. The Saturday after Black Friday is also known as “Small Business Saturday.” Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to shop at local, small shops to help out the local economy.

Check out these stats about Small Businesses. According to the Small Business Association:

  • The 28 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all US sales
  • Small businesses provide 55% of all jobs and 66% of all net new jobs since the 1970s
  • The 600,000+ franchised small businesses in the US account for 40% of all retail sales and provide jobs for some eight million people
  • The small business sector in America occupies 30-50% of all commercial space, an estimated 20-34 billion square feet