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Commerce Joins SBA in Celebrating America’s 30 Million Small Businesses

This week is National Small Business Week and the Commerce Department is pleased to join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs and small business owners across the nation.

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Small businesses contribute so much to our communities and economy. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. 

As part of National Small Business Week, SBA takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

For more information on National Small Business Week and to learn more on how you can participate, please visit