Governor Eric Holcomb has issued a proclamation declaring May 1 – 7 as Small Business Week in Indiana, celebrating the more than 529,000 small businesses in Indiana and the more than 1.2 million hardworking Hoosiers they employ.

 “This week, we recognize all the small businesses driving our state’s economy forward,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Indiana is laser-focused on fostering a healthy ecosystem for small businesses, startups, and businesses looking to expand their footprint. It is the entrepreneurial drive, determination, and grit that has become woven into the Hoosier spirit and vitality to the great quality of life we enjoy in Indiana.”

*As in the past, the Reporter-Times has collaborated with the Martinsville Chamber and Visit Morgan County to highlight a few of our favorite small businesses during the week of May 1st – 7th as we celebrate #NationalSmallBusinessWeek and #NationalTravelandTourismWeek. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for links to the articles about this year’s featured small businesses.