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On June 14, 2010 the Small Business Administration, Department of Commerce, and the Office of Management and Budget published a notice of a public meeting to be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET in Washington DC on June 28th. The meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Department of Commerce, which is located off the main lobby of the Department of Commerce building at 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Section 692 of the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 establishes a limitation on subcontracting for cost-reimbursement type contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold entered into to facilitate the response to or recovery from a natural disaster or act of terrorism or other man-made disaster. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing to amend its Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) to implement this limitation. Comments are due by August 9, 2010.

Structure of Household Debt of Small Business Owners in the United States utilizes the 1998 through 2007 Surveys of Consumer Finances (SCF) to examine the intermingling of financial resources between the household and the business.

On June 1, 2010, the Office of Advocacy filed a comment letter with the Office of Federal Procurement Policy on its proposed Policy Letter to Provide Guidance to Executive Departments and Agencies on Circumstances When Work Must Be Reserved for Performance by Federal Government Employees.

The June 2010 Small Business Advocate

On June 2, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

The June 2010 edition of The Small Business Advocate reports on Advocacy’s roundtable on pending legislation to harmonize the U.S. patent system with the rest of the world. It also contains several important regulatory updates, plus research news.

On May 10, 2010, the Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) filed a comment letter with Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding its proposal to list nine species of constrictor snakes as injurious reptiles under the Lacey Act.

Real gross domestic product increased at an annualized 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2010, its third quarter of positive growth and a sign of continued economic recovery. This and other trends are discussed in the latest update of the Quarterly Indicators: The Economy and Small Business.

On May 10, 2010, the Office of Advocacy filed a comment letter with the Department of Labor on its proposed rule, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers Under Service Contracts.

New Business Clustering in U.S. Counties, 1990-2006

On May 12, 2010, posted in: SBA by admin | Comments Off

Entrepreneurial activity in one U.S. county or state often reflects similar activity in neighboring jurisdictions, according to an analysis of geographic and other patterns in new business formation across the United States. The study, New Business Clustering in U.S. Counties, 1990-2006, by Larry A. Plummer, sheds light on business activity related to levels of education, industry, economic growth patterns, and geography. The report uses 1990-2006 business startup and closure data from the Census Bureau’s Statistics of U.S. Businesses.

Entrepreneurial activity in one U.S. county or state often reflects similar activity in neighboring jurisdictions, according to an analysis of geographic and other patterns in new business formation across the United States. The study, New Business Clustering in U.S. Counties, 1990-2006, by Larry A. Plummer, sheds light on business activity related to levels of education, industry, economic growth patterns, and geography. The report uses 1990-2006 business startup and closure data from the Census Bureau’s Statistics of U.S. Businesses.