National Economist to Speak in Las Vegas, Sept. 15

Date: August 18, 2016 Last Edit: August 19, 2016

CARSON CTY, Nev., August 19, 2016—One of the nation’s top economists will speak in Las Vegas, Thursday, September 15, about conditions ahead for America’s largest employer and biggest generator of new jobs: Small businesses.
William C. Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business, America’s largest and leading small-business association with 350,000 dues-paying members nationwide, including nearly 2,000 in Nevada, will be in town to speak to area business leaders.
Dr. Dunkelberg has taught economics at Stanford, Temple, Purdue and the University of Michigan, was an adviser to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and, according to The New York Times, was on the short list for vice president of the Federal Reserve Board. In his position as chief economist for NFIB, he has produced the Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report for all of its 43 years. 
The SBET is used by the Federal Reserve Board, Congressional leaders, administration officials, and state legislatures across the nation. It’s regarded as the bellwether on the health and welfare of the Main Street enterprises that employ half of all workers, generate more net new jobs than large corporations, and give most of us the first start in our working life.
An author and regular contributor to Fox Business and Forbes magazine, a one-page professional profile of Bill Dunkelberg can be read here. A brief, one-page history of the SBET can be read here. A media kit explaining what a small business is and what NFIB is can be viewed here.
The lunch is open to the public and costs $25 per person. Reservations are required and can be made online here, or with NFIB Member Support Manager Melissa Keckler by email here.   
The State of the Small Business Economy
A Luncheon Presentation by NFIB Chief Economist William Dunkelberg
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016
11:30 a.m. Registration/Noon Lunch
Bahama Breeze
375 Hughes Center Drive 
Las Vegas
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For more than 70 years, the National Federation of Independent Business has been the Voice of Small Business, taking the message from Main Street to the halls of Congress and all 50 state legislatures. NFIB annually surveys its members on state and federal issues vital to their survival as America’s economic engine and biggest creator of jobs. NFIB’s educational mission is to remind policymakers that small businesses are not smaller versions of bigger businesses; they have very different challenges and priorities.
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775-830-8407
Twitter: @NFIB_NV 

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