Advocacy to Host Regulatory Roundtable in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Release No. 17-12

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday July 13th, the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration will host a roundtable in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. at the Best Western Plus.

The purpose of this event is to gain valuable insight into which specific federal regulatory burdens present the biggest barriers to small business growth. With these recommendations, Advocacy can better assist federal agencies in complying with President Trump’s directives to reduce burdensome regulations. Additionally, information compiled from this roundtable and others will help Advocacy generate a new report informing Congress and the public of the top regulatory issues for small businesses.

“A main priority of the Office of Advocacy is to become increasingly accessible to all small businesses,” said Major L. Clark III, Acting Chief Counsel for Advocacy. “Holding these regional roundtables to hear concerns directly from small business owners is a key component in our efforts to help lessen the heavy regulatory burden on small business.”

“As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, I am pleased to welcome Advocacy to Idaho,” said Senator Jim Risch. “With small businesses accounting for over 99% of all Idaho businesses, it is extremely important for their voices to be heard. I encourage small businesses of all backgrounds and industries to attend these roundtables and voice their opinions on which federal regulations burden them the most.”

This event is open to the public. If you would like to attend, please register at: (link is external)

If you are unable to attend this event, but would still like to inform Advocacy of a regulatory issue that is important to you, please do so here:

Contact info:
Emily Theroux