Washington County can SizeUp with National Small Business Week
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Locally-owned businesses not only define our communities but are the key to delivering economic growth, strengthening supply chains and delivering the products and services Americans depend on every day. Since 1963, National Small Business Week has been an active recognition of the critical contributions these entrepreneurs and small business owners have made in driving America forward. This year’s event is a free virtual summit, May 2–5, 2022, with the theme, “Building a Better America Through Entrepreneurship.” Register to obtain the expert tools and information that can help drive the nation’s historic economic comeback currently underway.
Small businesses are a major factor in the economy of Washington County. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, 95% of all Washington County businesses have fewer than 50 employees and 86% have fewer than 20.
The Washington County Community Development Agency seeks to empower local small businesses with the tools and resources necessary for their success. The CDA is pleased to provide the ultimate tool to deliver that advantage for free to its local businesses…SizeUp!
SizeUp is a powerful tool small companies can use to benchmark and rank their performance against industry competitors. For years, large corporations could afford to hire management consultants and research analysts to gain insights through massive data collection to plan a path for their success. Today, SizeUp brings that insight to Washington County’s small business community, leveling the competitive business playing field by providing local businesses with easily understandable market research based on big data, algorithm-based analysis and super-computing.
Learn more about the significance of small businesses and how SizeUp can help with this video.
Economic Development Week
Following on the heels of National Small Business Week is the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) seventh annual National Economic Development Week (EDW) from May 9 to 13.
EDW is a chance to recognize economic developers, the local leaders and organizations who actively advocate for building vibrant and sustainable communities through activities like recruiting investors, developing businesses, creating jobs, enhancing the tax base and ultimately improving the quality of life of their communities. There are many resources available for those looking to participate in this year's events. The IEDC’s #EconDevWeek22 Toolkit offers a number of ideas while using #EconDevWeek22 can help amplify the value EDOs have in a community.
The Washington County Community Development Agency works tirelessly to support entrepreneurs and small businesses, focus on business retention and expansion, lead workforce development and assist with marketing and promotion to ensure the local community can achieve the highest quality of life possible. Reach out to us today to see how we can help!