Governor Napolitano Declares "Independents Week"
Governor Janet Napolitano has proclaimed June 30-July 6 to be “Independents Week” for Arizona. The proclamation coincides with Local First Arizona’s annual celebration of the independently owned, local businesses that are the backbone of a strong economy.
For the next week during Independents Week support local businesses, restaurants and people that help grow our community. Give to your local charity. Eat out and make a difference. Get out there and makes choices that will put Arizona on the map. Like water in the desert, it will keep us alive during this crazy time. Look at yourself and think: What can I do to make Arizona better?
“Small businesses are critical to Arizona’s economy, comprising more than 90 percent of the businesses in our state,” the Governor explained in a statement. “Whether they cater to neighborhoods, specialty services or other consumer needs, it is clear that these operations serve a vital role in the state’s and local communities’ success. That is why I proclaimed June 30-July 6 as ‘Independents Week’ - recognizing the considerable contributions small businesses make to the state.”Also please support your local Phoenix Arizona News outlet.