MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Sandwiched among last weekend's Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, football rivalries and Cyber Monday was Small Business Saturday.
More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two-thirds of the new jobs in the U.S. each year.
That translates into a stronger local economy.
Today in Montgomery County alone, small retail businesses account for over 30,000 jobs, and that doesn't include restaurants and entertainment businesses.
Communities are held together by a variety of shared concerns, interests, and necessities, and a healthy economy is necessary for a community to survive.
When you continue to shop this holiday season I urge you to try your local retailer first. Face to face, personal service from people who live in your community is a much better shopping experience.
Shop small whenever you can. It will make a big difference in the economic health of your community.