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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Join Spotsylvania County and the State of Virginia in celebrating Business Appreciation Month

By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Business Appreciation Month

WHEREAS, Virginia businesses play essential roles in strengthening our Commonwealth through innovation, creation and expansion; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia businesses are the foundation of sustainable communities across the Commonwealth; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia businesses provide more than 3.9 million jobs to Virginians throughout the Commonwealth and offer a variety of products and services to customers around the globe; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia’s businesses operate in diverse sectors including cybersecurity defense, advanced manufacturing, energy, life sciences, tourism, agribusiness, and information technology; and,

WHEREAS, Virginia is currently home to more than 39 Fortune 1,000 firms and 63 firms with annual revenues of $500 million or more; and,

WHEREAS, more than 99.5 percent of Virginia companies are small businesses; and,

WHEREAS, women are opening businesses at 1.5 times the rate of men and minority women are starting businesses at the fastest rate; and,

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth recognizes the accomplishments of Virginia’s entrepreneurs, small and medium size businesses, and major employers that contribute greatly to building and sustaining a new Virginia economy; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 2022 as BUSINESS APPRECIATION MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.

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