Small businesses are the backbone of America. They build a strong economy and strong communities.
Many builders, remodelers and related businesses in the housing industry are small businesses making vital contributions to our economy. In fact, 15% of the U.S. economy relies on housing.
A healthy housing industry means more jobs and a stronger economy. Constructing 100 new single-family homes creates 297 full-time jobs, $28 million in wage and business income and $11.1 million in federal, state and local tax revenue.
Housing, like no other business sector, is "Made in America." Most of the products used in home construction and remodeling are manufactured here in the United States.
That's why it's important to support small businesses during the holiday season and throughout the year.
Small Business Saturday is a national movement that encourages the public to shop at small businesses the Saturday after the Thanksgiving holiday, on Nov. 29, 2014, and throughout the holiday shopping season.
Learn more about the economic impact of the housing industry.
To learn more about Small Business Saturday, go to www.ShopSmall.com.