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Policy News – February 26, 2020

Policy News – February 26, 2020

The Small Business Administration recently announced the launch of its 17-state SBIR Road Tour. The Road Tour will stop at cities in the Southeast, Midwest, Rockies and the Central South. It will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to one of the...

Policy News – February 12, 2020

Policy News – February 12, 2020

On Monday February 10, following the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) release of President Donald J. Trump’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget, Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Ranking Member, Ben...

Policy News – February 6, 2020

Policy News – February 6, 2020

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is proposing a rule to remove from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) four regulations in the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVO) Small Business Concern (SBC) Program. The removal of these regulations will assist the public...

Policy News – January 30, 2020

Policy News – January 30, 2020

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration Administrator, Jovita Carranza, Department of Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, and U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador, Robert Lighthizer released statements on the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA)...

Policy News – January 23, 2020

Policy News – January 23, 2020

The Department of Labor is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSHA) with a campaign titled "Protecting the American Workforce." Read the full news release here.   In the Senate, Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) will hold...

Policy News – January 16, 2020

Policy News – January 16, 2020

the House Small Business committee will hold a hearing on, “Enhancing Patent Diversity for America’s Innovators.” On the Small business front, the Small Business Administration released a news release on the SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza and her pledges to create...

Policy News – January 10, 2020

Policy News – January 10, 2020

U.S. trade officials will hear testimony from tech, apparel, wine and other industries on the Trump administration's proposed retaliatory tariffs, which could include 100 percent tariffs on $2.4 billion worth of French products. This action is a response to France's...

Policy News – December 4, 2019

Policy News – December 4, 2019

On December 10, the House Committee on Small Business will meet on the United States Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504/CDC Loan Program. The hearing will offer Members of the Subcommittee the opportunity to hear directly from program participants....

Policy News – November 20, 2019

Policy News – November 20, 2019

The Small Business Administration has issued a direct final rule that will allow governors to petition the SBA’s Administrator to designate HUBZone status to certain rural areas. Tomorrow, the House Committee on Financial Services will hold a hearing titled “An...

Policy News – November 13, 2019

Policy News – November 13, 2019

With just 9 days until the November 21st government funding deadline, top lawmakers are attempting to cobble together a short-term fix to keep the government open for a few more weeks. Due to the mass focus on impeachment, reaching a funding agreement has been a...

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Industry News – February 26, 2020

A Fresh Start for Returning Citizens New Jersey Public Library’s kicked off their Fresh Start @ Your Library. It is a statewide plan that offers library services, resources, and referrals to other community resources, agencies and groups, for citizens returning to...

Industry News – February 21, 2020

Program Empowers Aspiring Black Entrepreneurs Cornell’s Black Entrepreneurs in Training (BET) club is aiming to connect their members with successful alumni who can offer invaluable knowledge on their future startup goals. Source: Cornell Chronicle     ...

Industry News – February 12, 2020

How Micro-Internships Can Help Underserved Students And Your Business Investor Jeffrey Moss created an organization dedicated to giving students from underserved backgrounds an opportunity to distinguish themselves for positions after graduation. Source: Forbes  ...

Industry News – February 6, 2020

Brooklyn-Based Coworking Model Is Stemming the Tide of Displacement for Small Businesses BKLYN Commons is championing local small businesses by combating economic displacement through curated programming, community outreach, and affordable commercial leasing. Source:...

Industry News – January 30, 2020

Kresge Foundation Releases RFI on Capital Solutions for Economic Mobility The Kresge Foundation issued an RFI to explore the current and unmet demand for forms of capital to support social and economic mobility through workforce development and minority...

Industry News – January 23, 2020

These City Programs Are Giving Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Access to Capital Entrepreneurs in Minneapolis, Atlanta, and New York now have an opportunity to earn funding as these cities make efforts to close funding gaps for minorities and women-owned...

Industry News – January 16, 2020

Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar Talk Black Economic Opportunity in Boston The Congressional Black Caucus made its first-ever visit to Massachusetts this weekend, with U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley bringing her colleagues together with city leaders to address solutions for...

Industry News – January 10, 2020

How 16 Initiatives Are Changing Urban Agriculture Through Tech and Innovation hundreds of entrepreneurs and organizations are using urban agriculture to not only address hunger and sustainability, but to alleviate poverty and drive social inclusion in urban centers....

Industry News – December 4, 2019

As the CDFI Fund Approaches 25 Years, Policymakers May Need to Rethink CDFI Regulations Mission-driven organizations are too frequently tied down by regulations that don’t fit their risk profile. Despite the fact that CDFIs had no substantial role in the latest...

Industry News – November 20, 2019

The House Tackles Recidivism in Rollsout of New Prison to Proprietorship Act the Chairwoman of the House Small Business Committee announced the release of the bipartisan Prison to Proprietorship Act, which mandates the SBA’s resource partners to provide...