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Enroll in SHOP Marketplace coverage: You may qualify for the SHOP Tax Credit

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Created on March 2, 2016

Small employers who enroll in SHOP coverage may be eligible for the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit worth up to 50% of their premium contribution.

Visit the SHOP Tax Credit Estimator on to find out more about the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit. The SHOP Tax Credit Estimator can help you determine if your business may be eligible and show how much the tax credit may be worth to you.

Need Assistance?: Call the SHOP Call Center at 1-800-706-7893 (TTY:711) Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm ET or visit For in-person assistance, find a SHOP-registered agent or broker in your area.

MBDA and PowerMoves Miami Support Minority Entrepreneurs in Tech

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Ebony Mack and Nick Perkins, MBDA Office of Business Development
Created on February 29, 2016

African-Americans currently make up less than three percent of the nation's technology workforce. Seeking to increase the number of African-American and other ethnic minority technology executives, engineers, and business owners, the second annual Black Tech Week was held earlier this month, featuring PowerMoves Miami, a nonprofit incubator and training organization. 

Prior to the conference, PowerMoves Miami led a 6-week boot camp for 29 startup companies that focused on pitching to investors. The boot camp culminated with a Demo Day pitch competition. In addition to boot camp training and pitch competitions, the conference provided an opportunity for entrepreneurs of color to network and become part of the PowerMoves and Black Tech Week communities.

U.S. Consumer Goods and TPP: Supporting jobs and Economic Opportunities for Americans

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Created on February 19, 2016

With Valentine's Day a recent memory and the Groundhog predicting an early end to winter, the focus of the American public turns to consumer goods; items such as jewelry for your loved one, recreational vehicles, or sports gear for the summer.

It's no surprise that the world enjoys many of these items that are made in the United States, leather goods, contact lenses, footwear, sporting equipment and musical instruments are sought after across the world. In 2014, more than 10 states saw consumer goods exports to Asian countries exceed $50 million. These states were spread across the country. Both coasts, as well as the heartland were represented across the Asia-Pacific.

Hannover Messe: Space is Filling Up - Reserve Your Spot Today

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Created on February 19, 2016

USA Partner Country status at Hannover Messe is an unparalleled opportunity for U.S. companies, research institutions, and economic development organizations to connect to the global industrial tech market.

Join President Obama, Commerce Secretary Pritzker, and global business leaders at Hannover Messe to connect to your next potential customers, partners, and buyers!

Secure your spot by Feb. 26! 

Start your registration process now to ensure you can reserve space in the U.S. Pavilions.

USA Partner Country: More Opportunity for Your Company

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