(Editor’s Note: From the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz))

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a letter in support of the upcoming Small Business Saturday on November 28th.  Small Business Saturday is an initiative that marks a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country.

“Small businesses embody the entrepreneurial spirit that has driven the economy of our Golden State,” said Governor Brown in his letter. “Over half of our private sector workforce is employed by small business. On Saturday, November 28th, I urge all Californians to support small businesses and merchants on Small Business Saturday and throughout the year.”

California has 3.5 million small businesses, which account for 99 percent of the state’s employers and employ 52 percent of the workforce. The complete text of the letter can be found here.