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Closing of Small Business Administration in Marshall, Texas
CED-77-22: Published: Jan 6, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
The closing of the Small Business Administration's district office in Marshall, Texas, was reviewed.The area formerly served by the Marshall district office is now served by the Dallas, New Orleans, and Little Rock district offices. The production per staff member of the three major units in the Marshall office was generally not lower than their counterparts at the SBA district offices to which Ma...
Efforts To Promote Exports by Small, Non-Exporting Manufacturers
ID-83-21: Published: Jan 18, 1983. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1983.
In response to the administration's view that the expansion of exports would greatly benefit the Nation's economy, GAO reviewed the activities of several federal agencies as well as organizations in the private sector that are attempting to promote exports. GAO focused its attention on small, nonexporting manufacturers.GAO noted that only 12 percent of the Nation's 252,000 manufacturers export. Th...
H.R. 4326: Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1981
117344: Jan 26, 1982
Comments were given on currently proposed legislation which would increase the use of small businesses in meeting Federal research and development needs by creating individual, agency-sponsored, small business innovation research programs (SBIR's) designed to foster innovation by small businesses. The contribution of small businesses to invention and innovation in this country has been significant...
The Small Business Administration's Economic Opportunity Loan Program
116828: Oct 27, 1981
GAO reviewed the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Opportunity Loan Program. At the time of the review, the Program was one of several SBA programs to help socially or economically disadvantaged people create and develop small businesses. Established with a difficult mission, the Program funded businesses that could not get assistance from other SBA programs or from the private sector...
SBA's Progress in Implementing the Public Law 95-507 Subcontracting and Surety Bond Waiver Provisions Has Been Limited
CED-81-151: Published: Sep 18, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 18, 1981.
GAO reviewed actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Presidential Advisory Committee to promote subcontracting as a means of developing small and small minority businesses and the SBA implementation of the surety bond waiver provision of Public Law 95-507.SBA and the Presidential Advisory Committee have not fully implemented the subcontracting provision of Public Law 95-50...
Need To Determine Whether Existing Federal Programs Can Meet the Needs of Women Entrepreneurs
CED-81-90: Published: Apr 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1981.
GAO reviewed the actions taken by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Interagency Committee on Women's Business Enterprise to promote women entrepreneurs and to suggest ways to improve such activities.The SBA and the Interagency Committee have not given enough attention to using existing SBA and other Federal resources to meet the needs of women entrepreneurs. Their attention has been...
Status Report on Small and Small Minority Business Subcontracting and Waiver of Surety Bonding for 8(a) Firms
CED-80-130: Published: Aug 20, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 20, 1980.
The Small Business Act was amended to emphasize the use of subcontracting as a method of promoting the long-term viability of small and minority businesses. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is authorized to provide financial assistance to large businesses for the purpose of training and upgrading potential small and small minority contractors. This authority generally has not been used. The...