Small Business Saturday 2019
The Peduto administration is proud to support local entrepreneurs this holiday season. With the help of neighbors we can support Pittsburgh’s local economy by shopping with our locally owned small businesses. When we do business locally, two-thirds of every dollar spent stays in the local economy as opposed to a little over one-third when you shop with national chains. Along with the benefits to Pittsburgh’s economy, our local merchants offer a personalized shopping experience to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. We are very proud of our neighborhood groups who are working together to plan fun events and offer various deals around the city starting on Small Business Saturday and carrying through the holidays. Additionally, The Pittsburgh Parking will offer free meter parking (not garages) for Small Business Saturday, in addition to Thanksgiving, and the Friday after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday is a day created out of the recession in 2010 to help small businesses get more customers. Nine years later officials in all 50 states participate in the event. Many of Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods participate annually with events and incentives for shopping locally!