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Every day is a Small Business Saturday in Iowa

November 25, 2016

Every day is a Small Business Saturday in Iowa

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is known across the country as Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses, especially with holiday shopping. Iowa is dotted with vibrant main streets many of which offer small, independent shops perfect for finding unique gifts for loved ones.

In Iowa, supporting small business is more than a one-day marketing affair. As a vital part of our economy, Iowans embrace and support these companies every day. More than 97 percent of Iowa companies are classified as small businesses by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and account for more than 83 percent of Iowa’s exporters. Small businesses also employ almost half of Iowa’s workforce. Striking, isn’t it?

The Iowa Economic Development Authority offers a number of programs to help small business owners kick-start their businesses, hire skilled employees and export goods. For more information visit



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