Friday, May 1, 2009

SBA Bill Supports Developing "Green Entrepreneurs"

The House Small Business Rural Development, Entrepreneurship and Trade Subcommittee yesterday approved a series of bills which will expand SBA programs for green entrepreneurship. Congressman Aaron Schock sponsors a bill authorizing $310 million for the Small Business Development Center to fund courses in energy efficiency and green technology. Another bill, sponsored by Congressman Vern Buchanan funds a volunteer program for retired executives and small business owners to counsel small business startups. A third bill sponsored by Congressman Mary Fallin provides $42 million over two years to fund SBA women's business centers.
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