Economic Development Programs The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Economic Development Programs en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT When the Going Gets Tough for Local Economies, Utilize Existing Resources With state budgets being cut, former SBA chief Karen Mills discusses how local economic growth does not necessarily need radical innovation to prosper. Rather governors can harness resources of existing institutions and people to attract capital and create jobs. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 12:00:00 GMT Karen Mills Former SBA Chief on 3 Keys to a Better U.S. Entrepreneur Economy High-growth firms have a huge potential for creating U.S. jobs. According to Karen Mills, there are three key components to getting there. Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:30:00 GMT Karen Mills Clinton Global Initiative Aims to Boost U.S. Economy Through Entrepreneurship The two-day event, featuring Hillary Clinton and Chris Christie, seeks to promote high-growth entrepreneurship and small-business development. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:00:00 GMT Sarah J. Robbins 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. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 08:30:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 10:30:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Fri, 07 Dec 2012 10:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy. Wed, 05 Dec 2012 10:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford 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. Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:00:00 GMT Catherine Clifford Romney Is Right on Foreign Aid (Opinion) The Republican challenger delivered an important message for economic development at the Clinton Global Initiative. U.S. foreign aid, he said, should be linked to efforts to promote free enterprise in the developing world. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 09:00:00 GMT Scott Shane Eyeing a HUBZone? Hold Onto That Status When it comes to landing federal procurement contracts, getting certified under various set-aside programs can improve your chances. But a HUBZone status can easily slip away as an area changes. Wed, 23 May 2012 09:25:00 GMT Diana Ransom A Starbucks Initiative to Brew Up U.S. Jobs An initiative by Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network is pouring small-business funding into private lending institutions Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:01:00 GMT Michelle Goodman Creating an 'Ecosystem' for Minority Entrepreneurs To foster entrepreneurship among minorities and in urban centers, a concentration of wealthy investors and academic, government and business institutions first needs to come together. A recent panel at Rutgers University put a spotlight on the issues. Wed, 16 Nov 2011 12:39:00 GMT Colleen DeBaise Why Artists Are Buying into Chattanooga Artists gave Chattanooga's Southside a new life--and the neighborhood returned the favor. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:52:00 GMT Margaret Littman A Focus on Sustainable Building in Providence, R.I. Two architects in Providence, R.I., contained their plans and found new reasons to recommit themselves to their city along the way. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:50:00 GMT Margaret Littman