Small businesses are the backbone

Editor’s note: The following editorial is from the Lehighton Times-News of Pennsylvania and was originally published on Nov. 28.

Last weekend, while Americans were recovering from their Thanksgiving feasting, the nation’s retailers were having their Super Bowl.

The sales push began on Thanksgiving Day and continued into Black Friday for major retailers, leading into Small Business Saturday and then into Cyber Monday.

Small businesses, defined as having 500 or fewer employees, have long been the backbone of the U.S. economy.