Statement by Premier King on Small Business Week
Prince Edward Island Premier Dennis King today issued the following statement recognizing Small Business Week, which runs from October 18-24, 2020:
“Prince Edward Island and its communities have always been defined by small business, and Island entrepreneurs have always been a driving force for innovation and adaptation through changing times.
As we mark Small Business Week, we celebrate Island entrepreneurs – our neighbours, our friends and our family – who, for generations, have remained steadfast in supporting Islanders while fostering a strong and resilient economy for Prince Edward Island. It is because of hardworking Islanders and a determined business community that we have been able to weather one of the most challenging times in our province’s history.
The global pandemic has forced our business community to adapt in unimaginable ways, and now, perhaps more than ever, we need to support them as they adjust to living with COVID-19. As a government, we will continue to work together with our business community to ensure flexibility in provincial and federal support programs so that as many Island businesses and industries as possible can take advantage of them. As the world economy rebounds and new markets continue to open, we will do our part to assist businesses and industries in reaching those markets. By working side-by-side with businesses we are identifying opportunities to reinvigorate our economy, to foster business innovation, to better support industry and grow our workforce.
This week, we recognize and thank small businesses across our province for their leadership and the tremendous economic and social contributions they make to our province every day. I ask all Islanders to join me in supporting small businesses across Prince Edward Island by buying local as much as possible. We have an opportunity to build an even more prosperous future for everyone to enjoy, and that starts by investing right here, at home.”
Executive Director, Communications and Public Affairs
Office of the Premier