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Enzi honors Wyoming’s small businesses

May 23-29 brings National Small Business Week

May 27, 2010

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., co-sponsored a resolution this week to honor the entrepreneurial spirit of America’s small businesses for National Small Business Week on May 23-29. The Senate unanimously passed the resolution on May 26. Enzi encourages everyone to take the time to recognize the small businesses that put the oomph in Wyoming’s economy.
“It is important to take the time to recognize all of the men and women behind our nation’s small businesses this week. Small businesses are the backbone of Wyoming’s economy. The products, services and jobs they provide keep our great state chugging along,” said Enzi, a former small business owner and a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are more than 60,000 small businesses in Wyoming and 97 percent of all Wyoming employers are small businesses. Before becoming Wyoming’s senior U.S. Senator, Enzi and his wife, Diana, were also small business owners in Wyoming, operating shoe stores called NZ Shoes in Gillette, Sheridan and Miles City, Mont.
Enzi has continued his efforts as a senator to promote small businesses and look after their interests. The senator has hosted eight procurement conferences that connect small businesses with government agencies that have potential to purchase their products and seven Inventors Conferences to help small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs build their businesses and have the tools and resources to succeed.

“Small businesses in Wyoming continue to boom because people continue to use good ideas and common sense in their business practices. Everyone should take a moment to reflect on the impact that our state’s small businesses have on us all and how they continue to help Wyoming maintain its footing during these hard economic times,” Enzi said.

For more information on the Enzi’s work with small business as well as copies of presentations from his Inventors Conference in April, visit