The U.S. Small Business Administration has been recognizing the contributions of entrepreneurs with National Small Business Week since 1963. Small businesses are vital to our economy, accounting for half of America’s workforce, and creating more new jobs than any other source.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting our local entrepreneurs has become more critical than ever. According to the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, small businesses have been disproportionately affected throughout the pandemic, with revenue falling by more than 51%.
This National Small Business Week, the Duluth Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging Twin Ports residents to frequent the small businesses that make our community so unique. We have created a fun calendar of events to mark each day with a new initiative.