Small businesses are called the backbone of the U.S. economy because of the importance they play in creating jobs, wealth, and a local sense of place and community. Most of the jobs created in the U.S. are created by small businesses – according to the Congressional Research Service, 90% of all businesses in the nation have fewer than 19 employees, yet small businesses employ 50% of all U.S. workers and are drivers of new job growth.
Cities, towns, and communities are not just areas where economic activity occurs, but places where individuals interact, develop relationships, and pursue a higher quality of life. Small businesses and entrepreneurs create a positive sense of place and culture in communities.
In Rutherfordton, our small businesses provide us more than just amenities, food, drinks, products, and services. Our Rutherfordton small businesses are like the community’s backbone, as they build networks and connections between individuals, share ideas with one another, and participate in almost all aspects of civic & community engagement – they really want this town to be the best place it can be.
Remember to support your local businesses this week and every week in Rutherfordton!
Town Announcements & Events:
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Spaghetti Dinner for Kiwanis Park
Troop 132 with Rutherfordton Enrichment Council are having a Spaghetti Fund Raiser to support the Town of Rutherfordton Kiwanis Park Improvement Project.
May 11, 5:30-7:00, dine-in or take out at The Hut.$12/plate
limited number of tickets. email email@example.com to reserve a spot or buy a ticket from a Troop 132 Scout
Rutherfordton Businesses, please mark your calendars for our next Business Association meeting at our brand new Public Works building! If you would like to host a Business Association meeting, please respond to this email and we will get you on the schedule.