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News items for March 2011

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

SBA's FAST Program Awards Grants to 20 Universities and Organizations To Support R&D, Small Business Innovation  Washington, DC: October 20, 2010 - Supporting programs for innovative, technology-driven small businesses under SBA’s Federal and State Technology (FAST) partnership program, the U.S. Small Business Administration has granted $100,000 awards to 20 state and local economic development agencies, business development centers, and colleges and universities. Candidates were submitted by the governors of all 50 U.S. states and territories. The FAST Program is designed to stimulate economic development among small, high technology businesses through federally-funded...
Posted on Mar 9, 2011

Small Business Committee Reports Reauthorization Out By Large Bipartisan Margin Washington, DC: March 11, 2011 - The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship today reported out S. 493, The SBIR and STTR Reauthorization Act of 2011. The legislation reauthorizes the Federal government’s two largest research and development programs, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technical Transfer (STTR) programs, for eight years, and was voted out of the Committee nearly unanimously by a vote of 18-1. Chair Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., introduced the reauthorization last week with Ranking Member Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, and Senators John Kerry, D-Mass...
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