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Shop Georgetown Small Business Saturday

Georgetown is participating in the second annual nationwide Small Business Saturday on November 26.

Small Business Saturday is a day for dedicating a portion of holiday shopping to local, independently-owned small businesses. Small businesses have generated 64 percent of net new jobs over the past 15 years and employ just over half of all private sector employees, according to the Small Business Administration. The Georgetown BID encourages shoppers to discover unique holiday gifts at the numerous small businesses in Georgetown, which comprise 73% of the neighborhood's retail offerings.

More than 200 organizations have already joined American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit, in declaring the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Small Business Saturday.

During one of the busiest shopping times of the year, millions of Americans will shop at their favorite local stores and help fuel the economy. The Washington, D.C. area has a number of great neighborhoods for shopping, and through its local organizations support this event:

· Adams Morgan Partnership BID

· Barracks Row Main Street

· DC Chamber of Commerce

· DC Department of Small and Local Business Development

· Deanwood Heights Main Streets

· Destination DC

· Georgetown Business Improvement District

· H Street Main Street, Inc.

· Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets