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SBA-administered New Markets Venture Capital Program underway, relief for companies with reservist employees called into active duty, and more

By Jennifer Pellet

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The SBA-administered New Markets Venture Capital Program, adollar-for-dollar matching program, has conditionally approvedseven firms investing in economically depressed areas: Athens,Ohio-based Adena Ventures; Wiscasset, Maine-based CEI CommunityVentures Fund LLC; College Park, Maryland-based Dingman Center forEntrepreneurship; Philadelphia-based Murex Investments I LP;University, Pennsylvania-based Pennsylvania Rural OpportunitiesFund; Oak Ridge, Tennessee-based The Southern Appalachian Fund LP;and Phoenix-based Southwest Development Fund LLC.

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