Calling minority-owned businesses crucial to the economic development of Utah, Salt Lake Mayor Palmer DePaulis proclaimed Oct. 2-8 Minority Enterprise Development Week in a proclamation signed this week.

"Our challenge for the 1980s and beyond is to sustain and enhance the city's economic development by providing the opportunities for minority individuals to participate in this effort," DePaulis said in the proclamation."Minority enterprises thoughout this city and state have made, and continue to make valuable contributions to Utah's economy," he said.