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Clusters Initiative

SBA is investing in regional clusters throughout the United States that span a variety of industries including energy, manufacturing, agriculture and advanced defense technologies.

“Clusters are public-private partnerships that are driving innovation and job creation in our most promising regional hubs for innovation. We’ve built a strategic infrastructure of financing and consulting networks in key cities to help new companies launch and small companies grow. We’re unleashing the full potential of entrepreneurs who are developing cutting-edge products and processes that will help ensure American global competiveness.”

--SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

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    About the Clusters Initiative

    Clusters provide high-value, targeted connecting of small and large businesses, including networking with potential industry partners abroad.

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    SBA Invests in Over 40 Clusters Throughout...

    In the fall of 2010, SBA funded its initial three clusters in collaboration with the Department of Commerce, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and several other agencies.

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    Clusters Map

    SBA Supports 56 Federally Funded Cluster Initiatives