Georgians encouraged to support Small Businesses this Holiday

As families join together to celebrate the 2019 holiday season, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger encourages Georgians to support small businesses.  “When small businesses grow, the entire U.S. economy benefits,” said Raffensperger. “I encourage all Georgians to support their local businesses as they shop for family and friends throughout the holiday season.”  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 1.1 million small businesses in Georgia, making up 99.6% of all businesses in the state and employing 1.6 million Georgians. In 2019, Area Development named Georgia the “Top State for Business” for the sixth year in a row.