The City of Torrance is showing appreciation for small businesses.

Tonight the City Council will declare this week as National Small Business Week in the City.

Torrance officials say they want to show that they value the community’s small businesses and know how important they are to our local economy. The City has outlets that assist businesses, such as the business visitation program, South Bay Entrepreneurial Center, business incubator mentorship, partnerships with the small business development center and Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce.