ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. – Thanking the many entrepreneurs and hardworking individuals who call the area home, state Rep. Mark Walker, D-Arlington Heights, is recognizing Small Business Week and is pledging to continue fighting for small businesses in Illinois.
“This week is Small Business Week, a time when we recognize and thank the small business owners in our communities,” Walker said. “As some of the primary job creators in our economy, they are the backbone of much of what makes our communities thrive. When we support our local businesses, we all win.”
May 5 through May 11 is recognized by the United States Small Business Administration as Small Business Week. For over 50 years, Small Business Week has celebrated the important contributions of American entrepreneurs and small business owners. Walker is encouraging residents to join him in recognizing and thanking those working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs and drive innovation.
“I ran on championing small businesses and job creators,” Walker said. “Since I’ve come to Springfield, I’m proud to say I’ve introduced and co-sponsored many bills making it easier to invest in small business and grow our economy. Helping entrepreneurs is a key reason I support a graduated income tax. A fair income tax means a tax cut to 95% of residents in our area, including most of our small business owners.
“As we celebrate Small Business Week, I encourage everyone to do their part in supporting our entrepreneurs by shopping local and thanking the many small business owners who make our communities great. Creating and growing a small business is often a long, difficult, and rewarding endeavor. So, let’s be sure to recognize our local business leaders this week and every week.”