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Chicago: A Systems Approach to K-12 STEM Education
On Thursday, June 30, the House Committee on Science and Technology’s Research and Science Education Subcommittee held a hearing to examine how the private, public, and nonprofit sectors in an urban K-12 system can work together to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 05, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education 
Request for GAO Study on Trade Policies to Help Small Firms
Gene Dodaro, Acting Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), was asked last Monday for a study on the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee’s (TPCC) progress in implementing an effective government-wide strategy to promote exporting for small businesses. The request came from Senate Committee... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 05, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Rebound in VC Cleantech Investment
In the second quarter of 2009, VC investment in cleantech companies reached $572 million, an increase of 73% in terms of capital, with 48 financing rounds, a 100% increase in number of transactions compared to the first quarter of this year, according to an Ernst... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 05, 2009
Category:  General 
Updated Statistics of U.S. Businesses
The Census Bureau has released 2005-2006 updates to the Statistics of U.S. Businesses. The SBA Office of Advocacy, which partially funded this project, announced that the newly added data include business openings/closings and job creation/destruction by industry and geographic location. A new component of this... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 05, 2009
SBIR Temporarily Extended
On Friday, July 31, President Obama signed into law “The Small Business Act and the Small Business Investment Act Temporary Extension” (S. 1513), which temporarily reauthorizes the Small Business Innovation (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs until September 30, 2009. This new two... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on August 03, 2009
Category:  General 

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