Items Tagged with 'Gary Peters'

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Law aims to heighten cybersecurity

Proposed Cyber Training Act would certify SBDC employees nationwide to help small businesses fight online threats.

July 14, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A proposed law would make cyber strategy certification the norm among a percentage of Small Business Development Center employees. Read More

Legislation would boost program for manufacturers

Small, mid-sized companies get support services through MMTC.

July 15, 2016
New federal legislation would expand support for small and mid-sized manufacturers across the country. Read More

Senator enjoys firsthand look at city’s small businesses

Downtown Market tour highlights mobile payments and food trucks.

May 27, 2016
A U.S. senator now has a better understanding of Grand Rapids’ entrepreneurial scene. Read More

Small business issues require more than federal advocacy; they require real change

May 6, 2016
Grand Rapids is home base for a large community of small businesses and entrepreneurial efforts, all well-versed in the complexities, ambiguous terms, technical language and overwhelming array of federal regulations. Read More

Federal government increases SBA loan fund

Michigan SBDC says it’s just in time, as small business is booming again.

September 11, 2015
Congress has passed and President Barack Obama recently signed legislation ensuring the Small Business Administration’s 7(a) main lending program will be able to meet the increasing demand in the waning months of the current federal fiscal year. Read More

Export economic development tool is down to the wire

The deadline for reauthorization of the federal Export-Import Bank is Tuesday.

June 26, 2015
Tomorrow’s expiration of the federal Export-Import Bank’s charter — if Congress does actually let it happen — will have “an impact right here in the Grand Rapids area,” according to U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Michigan. Read More

More rent help for homeless veterans

The federal HUD and V.A. kicked in another $138,272 for use in Kent County.

April 24, 2015
Michigan’s two Democratic U.S. Senators have announced a federal allocation of $235,635 in West Michigan to provide assistance to help end veteran homelessness. Read More