Category Archives: Economic Development

Small Business Administration Management (podcast)

The Small Business Administration is a small agency with a big mission: help Americans start, build, and grow businesses. But for years, the SBA has struggled to manage its own operations. Listen to Bill Shear, a director in our Financial … Continue reading

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Manufacturing Success

What do textiles, food, and chemicals have in common? They are all produced by manufacturing—a critical component of the nation’s economy. So how does the nation ensure its manufacturers stay competitive? For Manufacturing Day, we highlight what we found when … Continue reading

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Environmental Challenges and Opportunities in the Arctic Get Federal Attention

A warming climate is changing the Arctic’s environment. The decline in summer sea ice, which reached its lowest point on record in 2012, has made some Arctic waters navigable for longer periods of time.

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