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Office of Investment and Innovation

Office of Investment and Innovation

Mission Statement

The Office of Investment and Innovation's mission is to stimulate the economy by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs access to a) capital investment via our SBIC program and b) intellectual property and Federal research dollars via our SBIR and STTR programs. Since 1958, our mission has been and continues to be underpinned by public-private partnerships focused on reducing gaps for small companies operating on or along the dynamic four-way intersection in which our office operates; finance | principal investment capital | technology-driven innovation | high-growth entrepreneurship.

Office Spotlight

Impact Investment Initiative

The Impact Investment Initiative commits SBA to make $1 billion available, over five years, to investment funds licensed as Impact SBICs.  The fund managers responsible for leading these funds are subject to the same evaluation process and high standards as other applicants to the SBIC Program.  However, their investment strategies incorporate a commitment to invest at least half of their...

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About Our Office

The Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) at the US Small Business Administration runs the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program, a portfolio of public-private partnerships comprised of about 300 principal investment funds with over...

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