November 15, 2012
Contact: Al Killeffer, Office of the Mayor
(704) 336-3438

Mayor Foxx Supports Local Small Businesses

Charlotte, NC
— In honor of Small Business Saturday on November 24, Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx is encouraging all residents to “shop small” and support their local businesses this holiday season.  As Foxx notes in a video message, small businesses help keep Charlotte neighborhoods unique and are a critical part of the local economy, accounting for 90 percent of all Charlotte businesses.
To help small business owners take advantage of the day, the City is providing free tools for download on its small business resource website, along with tips for consumers on where to shop.  To access these resources and watch the Mayor’s video, please visit  and click on the “Small Business Saturday” icon on the homepage.