ATLANTA, GA- In recognition of small businesses and their contributions to the local, state, and national economies, the State of Georgia has proclaimed May 2014 as Small Business Appreciation Month. Nathan Deal, Governor of the State of Georgia, encourages all citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of small businesses throughout the state.
Currently ranked as the number one state for business and recognized for small business development, technology deployment, minority business growth and entrepreneurial activity, Georgia continues to succeed in economic development. Small businesses represent the majority of jobs in Georgia and remain the primary engine to sustain the state’s economy.
The MBDA Business Center-Atlanta, the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center, the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership, the U.S. Export Assistance Center, Georgia Mentor Protégé Connection, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and others have been named in the proclamation as programs and services that are accessible to small businesses seeking counseling, research, permit assistance, mentoring and more.