City Council to Recognize May 5 – May 11 as Providence Small Business Week
City Council President Sabina Matos (Ward 15) and City Council President Pro Tempore Michael J. Correia (Ward 6) co-sponsored a resolution recognizing May 5, 2019 through May 11, 2019 as Providence Small Business Week.
“Small local businesses like Olneyville New York System, Adler’s Design Center and Hardware, and all of the other bookstores, bodegas, and coffee shops that pepper our 15 wards are collectively our city’s economic engine,” stated City Council President Sabina Matos. “Small businesses are the fastest growing sector in our economy. And when you support a local business, you are supporting that neighborhood, that businesses’ employees, and their families. I encourage everyone to shop local as often as they can, but especially during this week.”
The United States sets aside a week to honor small business owners, advocates, and workers for their important role in ensuring that the U.S. remains the economic leader of the world. The City Council formally recognizes the week of May 5-11, 2019 as Providence Small Business Week.