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SBA Awards Grants to 21 Organizations To Support Small Business Innovation

SBA Awards Grants to 21 Organizations To Support Small Business Innovation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration will award up to $125,000 in grants to 16 Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program recipients including state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, colleges and universities and up to $200,000 in grants to 5 Small Business Technology Development Read more
SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $4 Million for Small Business Startups

SBA Launches Growth Accelerator Fund Competition to Award $4 Million for Small Business Startups

WASHINGTON – The head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that for the second year, the SBA is launching an Accelerator Growth Fund competition for accelerators and other entrepreneurial ecosystem models to compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $4 million. The application period is from April 10-June 1 and Read more
SBA Announces Support for Eight ScaleUp Communities, Job Creation for Growth-Oriented Small Businesses

SBA Announces Support for Eight ScaleUp Communities, Job Creation for Growth-Oriented Small Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today its support for entrepreneurial ecosystem development in eight communities through “ScaleUp America.”  This new initiative is designed to provide the necessary support to help companies scale up and grow, while strengthening and enhancing local entrepreneurial ecosystems Read more
U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million Grant Competition to Spur Regional Innovation

U.S. Department of Commerce Announces $15 Million Grant Competition to Spur Regional Innovation

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today announced the launch of the Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) $15 million 2014 Regional Innovation Strategies Program competition to spur innovation capacity-building activities in regions across the nation. Under this program, EDA is soliciting applications for three Read more
SBA Announces $1.5 Million Grant Funding Opportunity for Innovative Projects to Help Small Disadvantaged Businesses

SBA Announces $1.5 Million Grant Funding Opportunity for Innovative Projects to Help Small Disadvantaged Businesses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it is seeking grant proposals to award up to $1.5 million in grant funding to for-profit and non-profit service providers including, but not limited to, universities, trade and professional associations, firms, and other organizations for special projects to promote Read more
New Innovation District in Detroit to Spur Neighborhood Job Growth, Support Local Entrepreneurs

New Innovation District in Detroit to Spur Neighborhood Job Growth, Support Local Entrepreneurs

DETROIT–The establishment of a new Innovation District in Detroit will be a catalyst for new jobs and small business growth throughout the city, Mayor Mike Duggan announced today.  The announcement comes on the heels of a report released Monday by the Brookings Institution outlining how formalized Innovation Districts can facilitate new Read more