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SBA Program Gives Grant To University Of Wyoming

Written by Ken Gaebler
Published: 11/24/2010

University of Wyoming receives $100k SBA grant to expand outreach to disadvantaged Wyoming small businesses.

Small businesses in Wyoming will soon have a new opportunity to get funding, thanks to a grant from the federal government.

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In recent news for entrepreneurs, the University of Wyoming announced that it had received $100,000 from the U.S. Small Business Administration's Federal and State Technology partnership program to be given out to research-oriented and innovative businesses in the state. The state university, which partnered with the Wyoming Small Business Innovative Research and Technology Transfers Programs Initiative, was one of 20 organizations to get funds under the SBA.

"Using the FAST grant, the SBDC and WSSI will provide expanded outreach to socially and economically disadvantaged firms throughout Wyoming," said Kelly Haigler Cornish, outreach coordinator for WSSI. "Additionally, we will be able to provide more SBIR and STTR proposal development support with the FAST funding."

The SBA's leader, Karen G. Mills, recently made headlines when she praised the success of the SBA's FAST program.

"The FAST program is an important catalyst for helping America’s cutting-edge entrepreneurs continue to drive innovation and create good jobs," the SBA Administrator said in a statement. "The partnerships developed through these programs will play a critical role in helping high-growth potential small firms take those next steps to help drive our local economies." 

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