Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Hon Don Punch BPsych BSocwk MBA MLA

Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; Small Business

    Celebrating WA small businesses on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

    27/06/2022 8:00 AM
    • Monday June 27, 2022 marks the United Nations' Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
    • WA small businesses recognised and celebrated for their contribution to the State's economy and social fabric 

    On Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022 (MSME Day), celebrated today by nations across the world, the McGowan Government acknowledges the important contributions made by more than 220,000 small and family businesses in Western Australia.


    WA small businesses make up 97 per cent of all businesses State-wide, employing 38 per cent of the WA workforce and contributing more than $54 billion to private sector economic activity around the State.


    The small business sector plays an essential role in diversifying WA's economy, recognised through investment by the McGowan Government in programs and grants such as:

    WA consumers are encouraged to join the McGowan Government in thanking small and family businesses on MSME Day by shopping with them and acknowledging their contribution to jobs, the economy and our communities.


    Comments attributed to Small Business Minister Don Punch:


    "Supporting and recognising small business is vitally important, as they contribute so much to our economy, society and local communities.


    "Today on MSME Day, I want to personally say 'thank you' to all WA micro, small and family businesses.


    "Small business is the backbone of our economy and the heart of our local communities, and MSME Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the difference the sector makes to our State."


    Minister's office - 6552 6900