Nearly half of all Americans employed in private-sector jobs work for a small business, which is defined as a business with fewer than 100 employees.
Those firms represent almost all (99.7 percent) of the businesses in the country.
This week is National Small Business Week, which was started in 1963 to recognize the contributions of what has become a vital economic driver.
Data released last month by the U.S. Census Bureau demonstrates the importance of small businesses in Worcester County.
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