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Assemblymember-Elect Brown Says Small Business Growth, Job Creation Necessary In 47th District

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In recognition of Small Business Saturday on November 24, Assemblymember-Elect Cheryl R. Brown (D-47) patronized small businesses located in the 47th Assembly District to encourage everyone to shop local and shop small.

“I’ve owned a small business for almost 40 years and I understand the challenges and sacrifices that business owners encounter daily. I deeply admire and respect the contributions that our small businesses make to the communities in our district,” said Brown.

Small Business Saturday has attracted millions of consumers nationwide since its formation in 2010. Small Business Saturday occurs annually between Black Friday and Cyber Monday and encourages the nation to celebrate their local businesses by “shopping small.”

“Reportedly, two-thirds of jobs in the 47th District are provided by small businesses,” said Brown. "And nationally for the last two decades small businesses have created two of every three jobs in the United States."

Encouraging small business growth and job creation are among Brown’s top legislative priorities for 2013.

“Promoting small business growth and job creation is important to me because our district suffers from some of the highest unemployment rates in the state,” said Brown.“In many of our sectors, the unemployment rate has reached double digits. We have to look at how we can create more jobs and strengthen our local economy.”

“Government policies can pave the way for small businesses to thrive,” said Brown.

Assemblymember-Elect Brown represents the 47th Assembly District, which includes San Bernardino, Rialto, Colton, Bloomington, Fontana, and Grand Terrace.

For more information contact (909) 645-3853.

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