Commonwealth of Massachusetts A Proclamation His Excellency Governor Deval L. Patrick
Whereas Every year our country sets aside a week to honor the 27.9 million Americans whose entrepreneurial spirit personifies the American Dream; and
Whereas America’s small businesses reflect the principles that make our country great: vision, responsibility, innovation, dedication and hard work; and
Whereas Small Business Week honors the innovation that drives the Massachusetts economy; and
Whereas The Commonwealth seeks to increase the competitiveness of our small businesses by investing in education, innovation and infrastructure and by streamlining state regulations to reduce extra burdens on small businesses, helping them to continue to thrive and create jobs; and
Whereas Around our Commonwealth, small businesses have proven to be responsible corporate citizens and friend to their community; and
Whereas We take this week to recognize the small business owners for their contributions to our communities, economy and Commonwealth,
Now, Therefore, I, Deval L. Patrick,Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby proclaim June 17-23, 2013, to be
SMALL BUSINESS WEEK
And urge all the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
Given at the Executive Chamber in Boston, this seventeenth day of June, in the year two thousand and thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America, the two hundred and thirty-sixth.
By His Excellency
Deval L. Patrick Governor of the Commonwealth
William Francis Galvin Secretary of the Commonwealth