Monthly Archives: July 2009

An Uptick in the Downturn

            This week’s speaker at the National Economists’ Club luncheon, Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University, gave an “Update on the Downturn,” and spoke about projections for improvement in the economy both nationally

Capitol Hill Connection Week Of July 27

            Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  For further information

Research Contracting Opportunities

The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes providing research documenting the status of small businesses and the impact of important trends on them.  Areas of continuing interest are listed below.  In addition to increasing knowledge about small business in general, these

Capitol Hill Connection Week of July 20

            Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  For further information

Innovation and Intellectual Property Protection Will Drive Green Job Creation

            Many of Advocacy’s studies over its history have focused on how small businesses, as well as entrepreneurs of all demographic groups, contribute to job creation and economic growth through innovative technologies (see, for example, the study released this week

Capitol Hill Connection Week of July 13

            Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  For further information

Advocacy’s r3 Initiative Gains Ground

            Advocacy’s r3 initiative gained ground with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council “Payments Under Fixed-Price Architecture and Engineering Contracts” (A&E) proposed rule.               Cureently, FAR 52.232-10 mandates that contracting officers withhold 10 percent of the amounts due on

Capitol Hill Connection Week of July 6

            Each week while Congress is in session the Office of Advocacy will post a highlights schedule of congressional hearings and committee markups that we think will be of interest to stakeholders in the small business community.  For further information