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  • State holding workshops on stimulus opportunities for small businesses

  • Lt. Governor Denn and DEDO launch “Stimulus Opportunities for Small Businesses” Road ShowWilmington- Lt. Governor Matt Denn, Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), and local Chamber of Commerce chapters are hosting forums statewide to describe what the potential opportunities are in the Fed...
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  • Lt. Governor Denn and DEDO launch “Stimulus Opportunities for Small Businesses” Road Show
    Wilmington- Lt. Governor Matt Denn, Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO), and local Chamber of Commerce chapters are hosting forums statewide to describe what the potential opportunities are in the Federal Stimulus Package for Delaware's small businesses.
    Small businesses will hear from representatives of various state agencies and state departments on what they know to date about the Recovery Package.
    The next workshops will be:
    • May 11, hosted by Rehoboth Beach/Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., at Convention Hall, Rehoboth Beach. RSVP to Carol Everhart,  (302) 227-6446, or carol@beach-fun.com.
     
    • May 13, hosted by the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, starting at 8 a.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 1706 N. Dupont Highway, Dover. RSVP to Judy Diogo, (302) 678-0892, or jdiogo@cdcc.net.
     
    “This administration and DEDO are absolutely committed to Delaware’s small businesses. These forums are bringing together one of the largest collections of state agency representatives in one room together to give information directly to our small businesses. We are taking advantage of our state’s small size so we can provide better access to information,” Lt. Governor Denn said. “We want to make sure that Delaware gets every dollar to which we are entitled.”
     
    “The Federal Stimulus Package is going to help our economy by helping Delawareans get back to work,” said Governor Markell, “Moving our economy forward is the only way we are going to address this challenge we are facing.”  “I encourage all Delaware business owners to learn more about ways their company can benefit from Recovery Package.”
    The objectives at these forums are as follows:
     
    • Outline the Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs that may provide direct and immediate assistance to small businesses
    • Explain which Delaware agencies expect to have expanded opportunities in Delaware due to the influx of other projected stimulus funds
    • Identify stimulus funded programs that may have some potential for small businesses within DelDOT, Department of Education, the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Housing and the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
    • Ensure attendees are aware of DEDO's new Small Business Stimulus Limited Investment for Financial Traction (LIFT) Program
    • Provide available details on the new TARP provision attempts to revitalize the secondary market for SBA loans
     
    There will be representatives from DelDOT, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the Department of Housing and the Small Business Development Center and the Small Business Administration.
     
    Research the details of American Recovery & Reinvestment Act for Delaware and see state grant applications at www.Delaware.Recovery.gov
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