SBA: 2020 National Small Business Week Award Nomination Period Now Open

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. As […]

EDA: $1 Million Grant Awarded to Help Build Maker Space for Native American Entrepreneurs in New Mexico

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million grant to the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (IPCC) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, to build a maker space . This grant will be matched with $1 million in state investment. “Supporting […]

SBA: $3 Million Announced for 60 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Recipients to Support Startups and STEM Focused Entrepreneurs

The U.S. Small Business Administration today announced 60 winners of SBA’s Growth Accelerator Fund Competition.  The recipients, representing accelerators and incubators across 39 states and territories focused on a broad set of industries and sectors, will receive a total of $3 million in awards to support startups and entrepreneurs researching and developing […]

EDA: $2 Million Invested to Boost Manufacturing and Entrepreneurial Development in Clearfield, PA Opportunity Zone

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2 million grant to the Clearfield County Economic Development Corporation to help construct a new facility that can accommodate manufacturing and entrepreneurial tenants. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts […]

EDA: $900k Grant Awarded to Support Advanced Manufacturing Businesses in Brownsville, TX Opportunity Zone

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $900,000 grant to the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation of Brownsville, Texas, to establish a state-of-the-art center that will help nurture the growth of technology-based entrepreneurial ventures. The project, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity […]

EDA: Investment Made to Support Entrepreneurial Growth in Russell, PA

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $860,000 grant to the Pennsylvania Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship Inc., Russell, Pennsylvania, to assist in the creation of the Pennsylvania Wilds Maker Marketplace and virtual retail platform. The grant, to be matched with $277,500 in local investment, […]

SBA: Funding Awarded to Organizations Delivering Entrepreneurship Training to Service-Disabled Veterans

The  U.S. Small Business Administration this week announced $300,000 in grants has been awarded to four organizations offering entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans. The funding opportunity, offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development, supports each organization’s programs for service-disabled veterans planning to start a new business or expand and diversify existing small […]

SBA: America’s Small Businesses Invited to Tell Their Story

The U.S. Small Business Administration is now accepting nominations for its 2020 National Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year. For more than 50 years, National Small Business Week has celebrated the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to […]

SBA: Grants Awarded to 24 Organizations to Support Small Business Innovation and R&D Commercialization

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted 24 awards up to $125,000 per recipient in FY 2019 under its Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program.  FAST’s objective is to improve outcomes for underrepresented entrepreneurs in SBA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs and increase […]

EDA: $1.25 Million Invested to Expand Missouri State University Business Incubator

 Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, to expand its business incubator located in the Robert W. Plaster Free Enterprise Center. The project, to be located in a Tax Cuts and […]