Governor Brown Issues Proclamation Declaring Small Business Month


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring May 2018 as “Small Business Month” in the State of California.

The text of the proclamation is below:


California, the 5th largest economy in the world, has more than 3.8 million small businesses operating in the state – the most of any state in the union.

Our small businesses are respected globally for their innovation and fortitude. These businesses embody the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the economy of the Golden State, collectively making up 99 percent of all firms in California.

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, along with other key agencies of state government, works with the small business community to support its growth and development. This month, we reaffirm our commitment to helping California’s small businesses launch and prosper.

NOW THEREFORE I, EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim May 2018, as “Small Business Month.”

IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this 2nd day of May 2018.

Governor of California


Secretary of State