Davis Celebrates Small Business Saturday With Visit to Del’s Popcorn Shop
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) visited local small businesses on Merchant Street ahead of Small Business Saturday, which is November 26. Small Business Saturday is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions of small businesses across the country.
Davis stopped by Del’s Popcorn Shop on Merchant Street in Decatur. He visited with employees, met with owner Kemper Wilcutt II, and purchased a few bags of popcorn. Del's opened in 1934 as just 'The Popcorn Shop' and has been a Central Illinois staple ever since.
“Small businesses represent first jobs, entrepreneurial aspirations, new opportunities, and the realization of the American Dream – they are the foundation of this country,” said Davis. “But they also represent hard work. Ask almost any small business owner and they’ll tell you that this is a tough environment for them. It’s one of the reasons I worked to pass the Hire More Heroes Act, which helps small businesses hire more veterans by providing some relief from Obamacare. House Republicans have released a plan – A Better Way – to make it easier for small businesses to succeed. From tax reform to overhauling our regulatory structure, we want a pro-growth economy that works for all Americans.”
More about A Better Way economic agenda.
Small Business Facts
• Half of all working Americans who have a job in the private sector are working at a small business.
• Nearly 7 out of every 10 new jobs come from a small business.
• Since 2008, more small businesses have closed than have opened.
• 98% of American exporters are small businesses.