Economic Development Programs

New York Is Giving Amazon a Helipad and New Yorkers Are Furious

The governor and mayor are thrilled with Amazon. Ordinary New Yorkers just see higher rents and even more crowded subways.

Peter Page

· 4 min read

5 Lessons on Writing Sales Proposals Gleaned From the Competition for Amazon's New Headquarters

Better sales proposals will win you more of the business you're competing for.

Gregg Schwartz

· 6 min read

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.

Karen Mills

· 3 min read

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.

Karen Mills

· 4 min read

At CGI America, a 'Shark Tank' for Entrepreneur Development

The high-growth entrepreneurship working group pitched ideas 'Shark Tank' style about new ways to create healthy ecosystems that foster the growth of start-ups.

Sarah J. Robbins

· 3 min read

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.

Sarah J. Robbins

· 4 min read

Obama Offers $200 Million Prize to Build 3 Manufacturing Innovation Hubs

The White House announced today that it will expand on its program to promote advanced manufacturing in the U.S., an effort to drive global competitiveness.

Catherine Clifford

· 4 min read

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.

Catherine Clifford

· 4 min read

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

· 4 min read

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

· 3 min read

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.

Catherine Clifford

· 4 min read