Clusters

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This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business
Growth Strategies

This Kind of Cluster Could Actually Help Your Business

A review of a U.S. Small Business Administration initiative shows that support provided to entrepreneurs in regional groupings bolstered local economies.
Catherine Clifford
A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies
Growth Strategies

A Cluster of Clusters: Where the SBA Is Investing in Regional Economies

The Small Business Administration chose these 10 "clusters" or business networks as part of a 2010 pilot program to aid small businesses. We take a look at results to date.
Catherine Clifford
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
Catherine Clifford
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
Catherine Clifford
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
Catherine Clifford
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster
Growth Strategies

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
Catherine Clifford
A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Growth Strategies

A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

SBA invests $1.2 million in aviation companies in the state best known for making cars.
Catherine Clifford
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs
Growth Strategies

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
Catherine Clifford
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map
Growth Strategies

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
Catherine Clifford
In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms
Finance

In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

Part of an SBA pilot progam, a unique California cluster aims to bring together tech entrepreneurs and the region's big farms to keep the agriculture industry thriving
Catherine Clifford
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy
Growth Strategies

The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
Catherine Clifford
A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota
Next Big Thing

A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A look at how the Defense Alliance in St. Paul, one of 10 economic clusters in an SBA pilot program, is nurturing energy entrepreneurs.
Catherine Clifford
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How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth
Finance

How Industry Clusters Can Spur Small-Business Growth

One way the SBA has sought to foster entrepreneurial growth is through industry clusters.The SBA's Karen Mills explains how.
Catherine Clifford