National League of Cities and City of Chicago Host 'Big Ideas for Small Business' Summit

Sep 23, 2013, 12:42 ET from National League of Cities

CHICAGO, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- City leaders and senior municipal staff from over 20 cities across the country will gather in Chicago this week to share ideas and best practices for improving small business services in their cities.


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will welcome city leaders and encourage continued innovation within the public sector to support small businesses and promote economic development. He will highlight several of Chicago's efforts to cut red tape, lower costs for business owners, and cultivate community partners that can help small businesses get started and grow.

Workshops throughout the two-day event will facilitate discussions on emerging industries such as food trucks and urban agriculture, helping small businesses access capital, using data to support small businesses, and spurring entrepreneurship, among others.

The National League of Cities will also release a new report on the emerging and rapidly developing food truck industry, Food on Wheels: Mobile Vending Goes Mainstream, at the summit.

WHAT: Big Ideas for Small Business Summit: What Works for Small Business

WHEN: September 23 – 24, 2013

WHERE: Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois

CONTACT: Gregory Minchak, 202-626-3003,

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. 

SOURCE National League of Cities