Tester sponsors Small Business Saturday Resolution

Senator encourages Montanans to shop local

(Big Sandy, Mont.) – As the holiday shopping season kicks into full swing, Senator Jon Tester is encouraging Montanans to shop locally.

Tester recently sponsored a resolution declaring, today, November 28, 2015 as “Small Business Saturday.” This initiative seeks to strengthen the economies of local communities while also raising awareness about important role small businesses play in the American marketplace.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, small businesses are responsible for over 60 percent of job growth in the past 20 years and employ almost 50 percent of all the employees in the private sector.

“Small businesses drive Montana’s economy,” said Tester, a small business owner. “As we spend time with our families this weekend and gear up for the holiday season, I encourage folks to support the small businesses who are hiring our friends and family and strengthening our communities.”

Tester regularly hosts Small Business Opportunity Workshops to connect Montana businesses with the tools they need to start and grow their operations.

A copy of Tester’s “Small Business Saturday” resolution is available HERE.