The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County honored small businesses by declaring May 2016 Small Business Month.
The month will be used to acknowledge the contributions small businesses have made to the county’s economic growth and quality of life.
St. Mary’s County, in partnership with local organizations, provides support for small businesses that represent major opportunities for economic development, innovation, growth, and expansion in our communities.
“Small businesses generate a large percentage of jobs in St. Mary’s County, and a large majority of our small businesses employ fewer than five people,” said Commissioner Mike Hewitt (2nd District). “Government contributes to small business growth through its economic growth strategy and various business growth incentive programs.”
In proclaiming Small Business Month, the commissioners asked citizens to join with them in their continuing support of the numerous small businesses that form the heart of the St. Mary’s County business community.
For more information read the county’s news release.