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Agile Space Industries: Opportunity Zone Investment Profile
This investment profile from the Economic Innovation Group showcases Agile Space Industries located in Durango, CO. Agile designs, manufactures, and tests integrated aerospace propulsion systems, and has the only independent propulsion test facility...
New JobsOhio Grant Program Supports QED’s New R&D Center
Quality Electrodynamics (QED) turned to JobsOhio for support in creating a research and development (R&D) center for collaboration and innovation. This case study examines how the JobsOhio Research & Development Grant Program was able to assist QED.
Evaluation of the SSBCI ProgramMembers only Login
This report summarizes the outcomes of 142 state credit support and investment programs funded by the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI), which supported over $8 billion in new lending and investing to small businesses since 2011. The...
OH Venture Report 2015Members only Login
Ohio is the home of innovators. VentureOhio exists to make Ohio the best place in the world to start and grow a company, and is led by people who believe it is possible and work hard every day to make that dream a reality
The Rise of Innovation DistrictsMembers only Login
Innovation Districts are creative urban ecosystems in which city leaders, start-ups, established firms, institutions, skilled workers, and entrepreneurs converge to capitalize upon new ideas and technological breakthroughs. Innovation districts are...
Angel Finance in FloridaMembers only Login
Michael O'Donnell from Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at University of Central Florida explain what is needed to increase entrepreneurship in the Sunshine State.
Equity Funding in PAMembers only Login
Ryan Glenn from Ben Franklin Technology Partners covers the fundamentals of equity funding for small businesses and covers the current landscape of equity funding in PA.
AVCIT Economic Impact ReportMembers only Login
Emerging businesses, like the ones Avcit backs, are the most significant creators of new, wellpaying jobs in both Arkansas and the nation as a whole. And, as they expand, these businesses generate additional, indirect economic activity as well as...
Arizona Commerce Authority
Greg Linaman introduces the Arizona Commerce Authority and discusses the variety of programs offered, as well as the Authority's strategy in creating business growth.
New York State Venture CapitalMembers only Login
Steve Cohen, Deputy Commissioner, presents for the Empire State Development (ESD) presented early stage capital access, like seed and venture capital. ESD is New York State's lead economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote...
InvestOhio Tax Credit FAQ SheetMembers only Login
InvestOhio is a new tool to infuse much needed capital into Ohio’s small businesses, helping them create jobs. InvestOhio encourages investors to support small businesses, sparking growth and improving Ohio’s competitive position.
Innovations in MicrobusinessMembers only Login
CFED published this report on financing mirobusiness. This report offers an overview of the emerging models of practice, including lessons learned from our partners and similar efforts by other organizations.
Access to Capital ProgramsMembers only Login
Michael Flanagan, Director of Equity Programs for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, discusses the focus of Pure Michigan and the equity, sub-debt, and debt programs offered.
SSBCI 2013 Annual ReportMembers only Login
This report from the U.S. Treasury summarizes the states' Annual Reports and gives state-by-state data showing how SSBCI programs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories have expended their allocated funds in 2013.
Financing Your Business in OregonMembers only Login
This guide was developed by USDA Rural Development for existing and prospective rural business owners to identify and explain the many government programs and resources available in Oregon to help plan, develop and finance a business.