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New SBA Program Starts Today
Small businesses needing assistance with making payments on existing debts have a new option starting today -- the American Recovery Capital (ARC) program from the Small Business Administration (SBA). This new emergency lending program aims to help businesses that have not missed a payment yet... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 15, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Cap and Trade Not Enough
PDE staff were on hand earlier this week for a panel discussion held by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) on Capitol Hill. Our report of the event--Is Cap and Trade Enough? Why Reducing Emissions Depends on Technology Innovation Panel Discussion--follows:The Information Technology and... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 12, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill  Energy 
Entrepreneurial Development
PDE staff were on hand earlier this week for a roundtable held by the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Our report of the event--Entrepreneurial Development: Investing in Small Businesses to Strengthen Our Economy--follows:In preparation for the reauthorization of the Small Business Administration (SBA), the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 12, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
A Bill on the Future of SBIR
The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship introduced this week a legislation to reauthorize the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program along with the Small Business Technology Transfer program (STTR), which were scheduled to expire at the end of July... [More]
Posted by: Jonathan Ortmans
on June 12, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Trade Opportunities for Small Businesses
The Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Mary Landrieu, (D-La), introduced a bill to help increase small business trade opportunities. S.1196,  The Small Business International Trade Enhancements Act of 2009 improves the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade to help small... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 09, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
House Approves Two Bills for Inter-Agency Coordination in S&T
The science and technology bills are moving along the legislative process. The House of Representatives approved yesterday two bills that originated in the Committee on Science and Technology and that share the common theme of interagency coordination and knowledge-sharing.H.R. 1736, the International Science and Technology... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 09, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Excellence in Economic Development
  Secretary Locke (left) with PDE's Jonathan Ortmans at a previous meeting discussing entrepreneurship as a means of economic development Last week, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the seven winners of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) Excellence in Economic Development Awards 2009. “Excellence Award winners exemplify the... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 08, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Rebuilding an Infrastructure Needs Entrepreneurs
Shovel ready (adj.): Ready for immediate commencement of excavation and construction Initial reports on President Obama's stimulus package have introduced a new expression into our everyday language. While only intended as a criteria for government spending, "shovel ready" brings back images of the public works... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 08, 2009
Category:  Physical Infrastructure 
Legislative Initiatives to Modernize & Strengthen SBIR and STTR
PDE staff were on hand last week for a hearing held by the House Small Business Subcommitte on Contracting and Technology. Our report of the hearing--Legislative Initiatives to Strengthen and Modernize the SBIR and STTR Programs--follows:The reauthorization of the Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR)... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 08, 2009
Category:  Capitol Hill 
Financing the Entrepreneurial Recovery
Watch leading economists, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs address how to finance the only path to a sustainable economic recovery: an entrepreneurial renaissance.  Financing the Entrepreneurial Recovery, a summit sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, is being held on Wednesday, June 10 at NYSE Euronext from 9:00... [More]
Posted by: Mark Marich
on June 05, 2009

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