WHEREAS, nearly one out of ten small businesses across the United States are veteran owned – from Main Street store fronts to virtual high-tech startups that advance America, veteran owned small businesses are a pillar of our economy and contribute to the foundation of our nation; and
WHEREAS, veteran small business owners are resilient, disciplined, and mission-oriented, thanks to their military service and committed to serving our country and communities; and
WHEREAS, when we resolve ourselves to strengthen our communities, we must empower and support the giants that veteran entrepreneurs are in our economy; and
WHEREAS, National Veterans Small Business Week highlights the programs and services available to veteran entrepreneurs through the United States Small Business Administration and resource partners; and
WHEREAS, Alaska joins in this national effort to support veteran entrepreneurs and business owners and their families, and to encourage people to purchase goods and services from these hard-working men and women.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Mike Dunleavy, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF ALASKA, do hereby proclaim October 31 – November 4, 2022 as:
Veterans Small Business Week
in Alaska, and encourage all Alaskans to learn more about Alaska’s Veteran entrepreneurs and how we can help them continue on their path to success.
Dated: October 31, 2022