Pennsylvania Businesses Led by Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, Governor Tom Wolf, and Lawmakers to Declare November Small Business Month in Pennsylvania

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The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will recognize November as Small Business Month in Pennsylvania and focus on #ShopSmallPA during a special event and press conference celebrating the power of small business in our economy.

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This Small Business Month in Pennsylvania and #ShopSmallPA event shines a powerful light on the hardworking entrepreneurs and job creators in the Keystone State. They are the backbone of our community and our economy.

WHO: State Representatives Sheryl Delozier (88th Legislative District) and Senator-elect Mike Regan (31st Senatorial District), Deputy Secretary, Office of Technology and Innovation, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Sheri Collins, Smith Land & Improvement Corporation CEO Richard E. Jordan II and COO Richard E. Jordan III, Harrisburg SBA Solomon Wheeler, lawmakers, Cabinet members, Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC members, and West Shore Chamber members will join business owners to celebrate the nearly 1 million small businesses in Pennsylvania.

WHAT: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will recognize November as Small Business Month in Pennsylvania and focus on #ShopSmallPA during a special event and press conference celebrating the power of small business in our economy.

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Pennsylvania State Capitol Main Rotunda Steps, North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA

SMALL BUSINESS IS BIG IN PENNSYLVANIA
1.    Nearly 1 million small businesses in Pennsylvania
2.    PA small businesses employ over 2.4 million people
3.    Small businesses have generated over 65% of net new jobs in U.S. since 1995
4.    Small business represents 99.7% of all employer firms in U.S.
5.    Over 50 percent of the working population—120 million individuals—are employed by a small business
6.     When you Shop Small in Pennsylvania (#ShopSmallPA), you champion the entrepreneurs, innovators, and job creators in our communities.

As one of Pennsylvania’s economic development leaders who is committed to building healthy communities and creating opportunities for enterprise, Richard E. Jordan II, CEO of Smith Land & Improvement Corporation, will discuss the important role companies such as his play in providing affordable retail and office space and business resources for small business owners to start, grow, and scale in the Keystone State.

“This Small Business Month in Pennsylvania and #ShopSmallPA event shines a powerful light on the hardworking entrepreneurs and job creators in the Keystone State. They are the backbone of our community and our economy,” says Sheri Collins, Deputy Secretary, Office of Technology and Innovation, Department of Community and Economic Development.

ABOUT SMITH LAND & IMPROVEMENT CORPORATION
Founded in 1961, the company has a 55-year history of responsible and responsive commercial real estate development and land ownership. With a portfolio of nearly 50 properties and over 1 million SF throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the Smith Land team has chosen to concentrate 80 percent of its real estate investments in their own “front yard” of central Pennsylvania. “We do not outsource our eyes,” says Richard E. Jordan II, CEO. When Smith Land & Improvement Corporation is the developer, business builders and investors can expect a productive working relationship, high-caliber site selection, and easy access to business expansion.

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