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Nov172016

The U.S. minority population has grown rapidly. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 37% of the U.S. population identifies as part of at least one minority class. The populations of five states, including the two largest, California and Texas, are now over 50% minorities. Many other states, counties, and cities are approaching this threshold, thus understanding minority business ownership is...

Nov142016

NATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP MONTH, 2016 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Entrepreneurs in America have long lent their talents and passions to solving problems, generating growth and prosperity, and turning dreams into new goods and services for people across our Nation and around the world. During National Entrepreneurship Month, we celebrate the...

Oct312016

In celebration of the 2016 Minority Enterprise Development Week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker today delivered a keynote address at the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) Conference in Chicago. Speaking to more than 2,000 CEOs and minority business leaders, Secretary Pritzker highlighted the remarkable growth of minority-owned enterprises that had taken place...

Sep272016

Today, during the White House Tribal Nations Conference, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy announced a Notice of Intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands” later this year. Through the planned FOA, the Office of Indian Energy intends to solicit applications from Indian...

Aug172016

To help minority-owned businesses that are new to technology transfer process, the Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC) has developed seven steps to help you access the federal resources needed to become a successful minority innovator. This comprehensive set of tools will help any entrepreneur navigate the federal innovation ecosystem. To learn how you can work with a federal laboratory, please...

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