Virtual Town Hall: Small Business vs. Monopoly Power
Small Businesses vs. Monopoly Power
Our Recent Wins and the Hurdles Ahead
Join independent businesses from across the country for a virtual town hall event to mark our progress and build momentum to rein in monopoly power and level the playing field for small, independent businesses.
FTC Chair Lina Khan will join advocates and small businesses to provide a glimpse into today’s most important anti-monopoly actions and hear directly from small business owners.
Monday, March 4, 2024
1:00 - 2:00 pm ET
New Time: 1:30 - 2:30 pm ET
Small businesses are in crisis. Decades of pro-monopoly policies have allowed a few giant corporations to consolidate control of many industries. The results are fewer choices for consumers, inflated prices, supply chain vulnerabilities, and “Anywhere, USA” communities.
But small businesses are fighting back and seeing results. Federal, state, and local policymakers have been taking action to level the playing field. The FTC filed a major antitrust case to break Amazon’s grip on e-commerce. The agency has vowed to dust-off a long-dormant law to rein in the predatory practices of big retail chains. States are considering new anti-monopoly laws. And much more.
Register now to join a nationwide conversation about how independent businesses can keep this momentum going!
Additional speakers and co-hosts, will be announced as they are confirmed.
Hosted by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and Small Business Rising Coalition Partners:
American Booksellers Association
American Independent Business Alliance
American Specialty Toy Retailing Association
Cambridge Local First
Go Local Asheville
Independent Natural Food Retailers Association
Independent Restaurant Coalition
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Local First Arizona
Louisville Independent Business Alliance
Love Live Local
Lowcountry Local First
Main Street Alliance
National Community Pharmacists Association
National Grocers Association
North American Hardware and Paint Association
Southeast Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
Workplace Solutions Association