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For Growth: Please Extend the Seed Capital Tax Credit – Disruptive Growth - BDN Maine Blogs
The Seed Capital Tax Credit Program offers a crucial bridge between “friends and family” startup funding and “institutional / venture capital” growth financing.  
seed-funds  economic-development-news  economic-development-vc  maine  this-week-219  around-the-web  state-vc-funds  startup 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Is Georgia ready to fund venture capital? - www.ajc.com
With Georgia’s promising technology center still hamstrung by a lack of cash, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is pushing legislation to combine state money and private dollars into a new venture capital fund. It could be a game-changer for the kind of jobs the state covets, but it also comes with high risk.
seed-funds  capital-access  economic-development-news  regional-reports  around-the-web  venturecapital  georgia 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
GM's venture capital fund invests millions in high-tech entrepreneurs - Detroit Free Press
GM Ventures' Jon Lauckner promises that the venture-capital fund he runs isn't a "ZIP code investor." Still, four of the six firms in which General Motors has invested now have ties to the company's home state of Michigan.
GM  startup  venturecapital  seed-funds  small-business  high-tech  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Oklahoma Receives Money To Help Small Businesses - Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Oklahoma Department of Commerce Secretary Dave Lopez and the U.S. Treasury Department announced today that Oklahoma has been approved to receive $13.2 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) funds.
economic-development-news  government-policy  business-incubators  small-business  seed-funds  this-week-136  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
7 Government Incentive Programs Entrepreneurs Should Be Exploring : Managing - American Express OPEN Forum
I'm often asked if there are any government incentive programs available to young entrepreneurs that most new business owners don't know about.
seed-funds  capital-access  taxes-incentives  small-business  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund Invests $1.8 million in Eight Start-Ups - @nn arbor usa
Several Michigan companies recently received investments from the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, totaling more than $1.8 million. To date, the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, a collaborative effort of Michigan’s SmartZones, has awarded 61 Michigan companies with seed funding totaling more than $13.4 million.
capital-access  seed-funds  michigan  economic-development-news  startup  this-week-135  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Gov. Rick Snyder announces $3 billion boost for Michigan businesses - MLive.com
Michigan firms in partnership with the state say they’ll plow $3 billion in capital and purchasing in emerging businesses as part of a Pure Michigan Business Connect program announced by Gov. Rick Snyder at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference.
economic-development-news  government-policy  small-business  energy  sustainable-development  this-week-130  around-the-web  twitterfeed  seed-funds 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Legislators OK Angel Investment Tax Credit, other startup incentives - Silicon Prairie News
A pair of bills of particular interest to the local startup scene passed final reading in the Nebraska unicameral on Wednesday. Legislators approved the Angel Investment Tax-Credit Act and the Business Innovation Act as well as a couple of other bills with implications for entrepreneurs.
seed-funds  taxes-incentives  innovation-hubs  startup  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Building the Israel-Ohio medical connection: Bridge Investment Fund - MEDCITY News
Bridge Investment Fund recently scored its biggest win — in the eyes of job-creation-conscious local investors, at least — when Israel-based portfolio company IceCure decided to establish its U.S. headquarters in Cleveland.
seed-funds  biotech  industry-reports  regional-reports  ohio  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
LaSorda, Automation Alley to help innovators - Detroit Free Press
Oakland County's Automation Alley will team up with former Chrysler CEO Tom LaSorda to help entrepreneurs realize their big ideas.
automotive-industry  innovation  seed-funds  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Economic development bills OK'd - Omaha.com
LINCOLN -- State lawmakers gave final approval Wednesday to a trio of economic development proposals aimed at helping entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses.
economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  government-policy  startup  seed-funds  this-week-129  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Haslam announces $50M jobs initiative aimed at Tennessee startups - The Tennessean
Saying it was “time to raise our game,” Gov. Bill Haslam unveiled a $50 million initiative on Thursday to promote entrepreneurship and spur private investment in Tennessee startup companies as part of a broader “knowledge-based jobs” creation plan.
economic-development-news  startup  seed-funds  knowledge-economy  this-week-128  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy  business-incubators  Tennessee 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
Bill aims to rev up early investors - The Des Moines Register
Iowa entrepreneurs could attract as much as $10 million each year in investment under a bill that proposes making $2 million in tax credits available annually for early-stage investors.
startup  seed-funds  taxes-incentives  government-policy  iowa  this-week-128  around-the-web  twitterfeed  economic-development-news 
may 2011 by areadevelopment
StartUp America and the Realities of Innovation - InnovationManagement
StartUp America is President Obama’s policy of choice to kick start jobs growth in the United States. StartUp America Partnership is a private sector initiative to help out. How closely related are they and what do they mean for innovation in America? We talked to Lesa Mitchell, VP Innovation at the Kauffman Foundation, one of the architects of the partnership.
competitiveness  business-globalization  innovation  startup  seed-funds  this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy 
april 2011 by areadevelopment

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