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Small Business Committee Introduces 2017 National Small Business Week Resolution

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Washington, April 27, 2017 | comments

WASHINGTON—The Members of the House Small Business Committee this evening introduced H. Res. 288, celebrating next week as National Small Business Week.

Every President since 1963 has designated National Small Business Week to highlight the unmatched contributions of small businesses the American economy.

H. Res 288 details the impact of small businesses in America:

Whereas there are more than 29,600,000 small businesses in

the United States;

Whereas small businesses represent 99.9 percent of all businesses

with employees in the United States;

Whereas small businesses employ over 47 percent of the employees

in the private sector in the United States;

Whereas small businesses constitute 97.7 percent of firms exporting

goods;

Whereas small businesses are responsible for more than 46

percent of private sector output;

Whereas small businesses are responsible for creating 63 percent

of new jobs;

Read full text of H. Res 288 HERE.

National Small Business Week is April 30-May 6, 2017.

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