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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.
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.
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs
The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs
The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
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.
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
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy
North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
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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.
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.
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