Sen. Holly J. Mitchell congratulates Lynne Davidson, owner of Tito’s Tacos, a Culver City landmark since 1959 where their Mexican cuisine has a become a longtime favorite for a south-of-the-border eating experience. Davidson and her husband, Wirt Morton, today accepted Mitchell’s award for Senate District 30’s Small Business of the Year. The award, presented in conjunction with the California Small Business Association, recognizes how Tito’s Tacos employs 90 workers, cooks fresh ingredients every day and offers homemade tortillas from scratch.
Mitchell said small businesses are the lifeblood of our economy. In fact, those with fewer than 100 employees comprise 97 percent of all businesses in California and they are responsible for employing more than 37 percent of all in-state workers.
Yesterday’s event, known as California Small Business Day, is the result of legislation passed unanimously in 2000 to “Recognize the Contributions Small Business makes to California.” The day brings small business leaders, legislators, and state agencies together to celebrate small business.