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Women Owned Business Resources SBA

Women-owned businesses The SBA helps women entrepreneurs launch new businesses and compete in the marketplace. Connect with the training and funding opportunities specifically for women. Content Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) Funding for women-owned small businesses Women-Owned Small Businesses (WOSB) Federal Contracting program Other resources for women-owned businesses Office of Women’s Business Ownership (OWBO) The Office of Women’s Business Ownership helps women entrepreneurs through programs coordinated by SBA district offices. Programs include business training, counseling, federal contracts, and access to credit and capital. The OWBO oversees Women’s Business Centers (WBCs). These centers seek to level the playing field for all women entrepreneurs,...

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Aerospace Manufacturing Texas is Open for Business

The “PricewaterhouseCoopers’ 2017 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness rankings”, study for the current year 2017 ranks the desirability of a state for the development of Aerospace industry by considering six subcategories: Labor force, which included education and number of employees. Infrastructure, which measured the quality of roads, railroads and air travel as well as internet usage. Aerospace industry, which included market size, profit maturity and growth. Economy, which included the state’s GDP, CPI, manufacturing output and government subsidies. Costs, such a energy, transportation and labor costs. Tax policy, which considered states’ tax rates for individuals and corporate income tax as well...

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Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum 09122017

Greater Houston Business Procurement Forum Date:  Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Time:   8:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Location: Houston Community College Southwest 5601 W. Loop South, 1st Floor  Auditorium Houston, Texas  77081 Admission: $5.00 Cash at the door Register Harris County Purchasing Department Presenter: Damon Harris, Assistant Purchasing Agent Presenting: Key projects to be undertaken by Harris County Purchasing Department Projects: • NRG Park Astrodome Renovations • Harris County Toll Bridge Expansion • And others… Harris County Flood Control District Presenter:   Jeff Lindner, Director Hydrologic Operations Division/Meteorologist Presenting: Updates Topics: Houston Area’s ever-changing weather patterns affects Houston’s Infrastructure Overall...

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Hurricane Harvey Recovery – SBA

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Disaster Assistance SBA Stands Ready to Assist Louisiana and Texas Business and Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey Recovery Links are below: If you are located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA). TEXAS Declaration #15274 & #15275  (Disaster: TX-00487) Incident: Hurricane Harvey SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955. The level of impact, types of Disaster Loans and the counties affected can be viewed by visiting clicking the declaration numbers above. To be considered for all forms of disaster assistance, victims...

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Disaster Loans for Business Affected by Hurricane Harvey – SBA

SBA Disaster Loans for Businesses Affected by Hurricane Harvey   U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET – DISASTER LOANS   TEXAS Declaration #15274 & #15275 (Disaster:  TX-00487) Incident:  HURRICANE HARVEY Occurring:  August 23, 2017 & continuing in the Texas counties of:  Aransas, Bee, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Jackson, Kleberg, Liberty, Matagorda, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, Victoria & Wharton; and for economic injury only in the contiguous Texas counties of:  Austin, Brooks, Colorado, DeWitt, Hardin, Jefferson, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kenedy, Lavaca, Live Oak, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto & Waller Application Filing Deadlines: Physical Damage:  October 24,...

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