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The SBA's role in saving Detroit

Gerald Moore, Michigan district director for the Small Business Administration, will talk about the business climate in the city of Detroit and what the SBA is doing to help companies located there.
May 2, 2014

Tags: workforce , small businesses , Gerald Moore , Small Business Administration , Detroit economy , job creation , business growth , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 05/02/2014, 08:20pm EDT
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The SBA's role in saving Detroit

Gerald Moore, Michigan district director for the Small Business Administration, will talk about the business climate in the city of Detroit and what the SBA is doing to help companies located there.
April 18, 2014

Tags: workforce , small businesses , Gerald Moore , Small Business Administration , Detroit economy , job creation , business growth , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access

Friday - 04/18/2014, 08:20pm EDT
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Rep. Graves tries again to increase small business contracting goals

The chairman of the Small Business Committee plans to introduce two bills today. One will increase the governmentwide small business prime contracting goal to 25 percent from 23 percent. The other focuses on contract bundling and data transparency.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , House Small Business Committee , Sam Graves , Richard Hanna , contracting bundling , jason miller

Wednesday - 02/26/2014, 09:04am EST

September could be big month for small contractors, experts say

Small businesses may be the big winners this month as agencies scramble to spend their budgets and meet their small business goals before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30.

Tags: Evan Croen , Jen Sakole , In Depth , Federal Drive , small business , budget , contracting , acquisition , Michael OConnell

Monday - 09/09/2013, 04:07pm EDT
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Small business spending and bus safety

On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts will examine how agencies are doing in meeting their small business contracting goals. They will also take a look at the challenges facing federal officials who regulate the U.S. bus industry.
September 5, 2013

Tags: NTSB , acquisition , contracting , small business , Small business contracting , Transportation , Evan Croen , Duncan Amos , Cameron Leuthy , Jeff Plungis , Allen Scott , bus safety , Depaul University , Bloomberg News , Capital Impact

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 09:27pm EDT
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Agencies fall short of small business contracting goals for 7th straight year

While agencies missed their overall small business goal in 2012, they did meet the governmentwide goals for small disadvantaged businesses and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) said the results are "unacceptable."

Tags: SBA , Small business contracting , contracting , acquisition , John Shoraka , Sam Graves , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Cris Young , Small Business Chamber of Commerce , jason miller

Wednesday - 07/03/2013, 06:18am EDT
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VA, House lawmakers spar over veteran-owned contracting program

The department must decide by Dec. 15 whether or not it will follow GAO's recommendations after losing a bid protest decision. VA tries to explain why service-disabled veteran owned firms do not receive the highest priority for all contracts. Lawmakers express frustration over the agency's explanation.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , industry , VA , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Thomas Leney , Jack Thompson , Bill Johnson , GAO , Ralph White , Greg Kutz , Small business contracting , Service disabled veteran-owned business , Veteran-owned small business , bid protest , jason miller

Thursday - 12/01/2011, 05:19am EST
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White House wants to open channels for small businesses

A new Web portal will bring information on all federal agency services for small firms into one place. At the 29th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week conference, White House officials highlighted how they are holding agencies accountable for meeting governmentwide small business goals.

Tags: contracting , industry , acquisition policy , Gene Sperling , small business , David Hinson , SBA , MBDA , ari matusiak , MED Week , jason miller

Friday - 09/30/2011, 05:19am EDT
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Small business contracting bill brings changes

Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee passes small business contracting bill focusing on four main areas. Agencies would have to justify bundled contracts and create new policy to oversee subcontracting. Vendors do not support all provisions of the bill.

Tags: contracting , Mary Landrieu , Olympia Snowe , Ben Cardin , Greg Willis , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , House Small Business Committee , SBA , GSA , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , Small business contracting , contract bundling , Subcontracting , Small business size standards , Multiple award contracts

Friday - 03/05/2010, 07:18am EST
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