DOT Launches Online Portal for Small Business Investments

The database is intended to connect private investors with disadvantaged companies. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has launched an online database dedicated to connecting small businesses to potential…

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Vice President Harris Announces $100 Million for Auto Workers

The funding is intended to help smaller suppliers transition to the EV supply chain. Vice President Kamala Harris announced that President Biden’s administration is investing $100 million to…

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FTC Rule Bans Noncompetes Nationwide

Chair Khan says that the agreements keep wages low and suppress new ideas. The Federal Trade Commission recently announced a final rule that bans noncompetes nationwide. The commission…

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Transportation Department Modernizes Programs to Boost Small Business Access

The final rule enhances participation and equity in transportation projects nationwide. The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued a final rule to modernize the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)…

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Treasury Secretary Testifies Before Senate Banking Committee

She does not believe that commercial real estate vacancies pose a risk to the nation’s financial system. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee…

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Education Secretary Announces Grants for High School Career Programs

Funding will go to schools demonstrating promising work transition strategies. The Department of Education announced 19 new grant awards to foster career development programs between high schools and…

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Child Tax Credit and Business Bill Passes House 

Bipartisan vote moves $78 billion legislation to Senate.  Members of the House of Representatives passed legislation to expand the child tax credit and renew investment deductions for business…

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White House Expands Small Business Access to Federal Contracts

OMB guidance expands access for small businesses to high-value and high use contracts. President Biden’s administration released guidance this week on the expansion of access to federal contracts…

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Treasury Department Announces Self-Filed Company Ownership Reports

Companies operating in the U.S. must provide information on who owns them within a year. The Treasury Department began accepting self-filed ownership information reports from businesses after the…

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USDA Highlights Farm Food Safety Program Assistance Deadline

Applications for eligible program expenses will be accepted through January 31. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) brought attention to the Food Safety Certification for Specialty Crops program…

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