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1/14/20 ~ Defense Alliance Renews Cluster Contract with SBA

Posted 1/22/20 (Wed)

1/14/20 ~ Defense Alliance Renews Cluster Contract with SBA

The Defense Alliance, one of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Regional Innovation Clusters (RICs) completed its RIC contract base year in early 2019.  The Alliance's performance metrics exceeded exectations in all measures, in serving small technology businesses in the Upper Midwest - including new contracts and grants gained, numbers of business served and jobs created for the region.  The organization has also been instrumental as a mentor for several regional economic development efforts in four states.

SBA's contract extension for the RIC program exercises its "1st option year" of the contract.  Defense Alliance will continue to expand its operations to advance technology commercialization in a variety of markets, including as an SBA Growth Accelerator Fund awardee, which augments its existing RIC work.

 

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