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Economic developers in regions across the United States often want to support entrepreneurial activity, but find it difficult both to develop suitable prescriptions and to put them into practice. Analysis of case studies has identified a promising pattern of economic clusters (agglomerations). Creating or supporting economic clusters is a possible means of supporting entrepreneurship. Here is the complete report on New Business Clustering in U.S. Counties, 1990-2006

Every state and many local governments have economic development agencies dedicated to assisting new and established businesses start, grow and succeed. Services provided by these agencies typically include:

  • Start up advice, training and resources

  • Financial assistance with loans, grants and tax-exempt bonds

  • Business location and site selection assistance

  • Employee recruitment and training assistance

Click on the links below to access your state’s economic development agency.

 

OFFERING CIRCULAR

$153,485,000

(Approximate)

U.S. Small Business Administration

Guaranteed 4.875% Debenture

Participation Certificates, Series SBIC 2003-10 B

Evidencing Fractional Undivided Interests in a Pool of 4.875% Debentures Due September 1, 2013 Issued by

RES/Of:
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20503
January 12, 2005

MEMORANDUM FOR HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

FROM:David H. Safavian
Administrator
Office of Federal Procurement Policy

Hector V. Barreto
Administrator
Small Business Administration

SUBJECT: Contracting with Service-Disabled Veterans' Businesses

When our office receives a Privacy Act request, we will provide the requester with a written acknowledgment of receipt of their request. The letter will indicate the name and telephone number of the SBA office where their request is being referred and whom they should contact if there are questions regarding the processing and/or status of the request. An SBA program or field office that receives a request directly will process it if it determines that it is the correct office.

The following information is intended primarily for small business owners seeking financing for their business.  For prospective SBIC fund managers, limited partners, current SBIC licensees or other stakeholders, please refer to the SBIC Program Page.

 

Bond Guarantee Forms for the Prior Approval Program are listed below.

Small Business Forms

The Certificate of Competency (COC) program allows a small business to appeal a contracting officer's determination that it is unable to fulfill the requirements of a specific government contract on which it is the apparent low bidder. When the small business applies for a COC, SBA industrial and financial specialists conduct a detailed review of the firm's capabilities to perform on the contract. If the business demonstrates the ability to perform, the SBA issues a COC to the contracting officer requiring the award of that specific contract to the small business.

(NOTE: This program applies to military conflicts occurring or ending on or after March 24, 1999)

The purpose of the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (MREIDL) is to provide funds to eligible small businesses to meet its ordinary and necessary operating expenses that it could have met, but is unable to meet, because an essential employee was "called-up" to active duty in their role as a military reservist.

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