Category Archives: Economic Development

The South Post Oak Recycling Center, a Successful Part of Five Corners for 23 Years

The South Post Oak Recycling Center (SPROC) has been a fixture in the community for over 23 years. They offer a unique opportunity to turn trash into treasure with the help of their metal recycling facilities. “We’ve been a trusted partner and active in the community.” said Brandi Harleaux, Chief Operations Officer for SPROC. SPROC caters to many different types of clients looking to sell their metal. Whether you are a resident or a business owner in the Five Corners District , SPROC should be able to help you with your excess metal. “As metal recyclers...
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Update on SBA Disaster Assistance for Hurricane Harvey

GETTING DISASTER HELP FROM SBA - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

♦ SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to businesses of all sizes, most private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters. ♦ Businesses of any size may borrow up to $2 million to repair/replace disaster property damage. ♦ Small businesses, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations may also borrow to help meet disaster caused working capital needs. The $2 million maximum applies to the combination of property damage and working capital loans. ♦ If you are a homeowner or renter, FEMA may refer you to SBA. SBA disaster loans are the...
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HUBZone Set-Aside Program Webinar

What is the HUBZone Set-Aside Program

Join the SBA Houston District Office Business Opportunity Specialists for a webinar about the HUBZone Set-Aside Program. Register for this webinar to find out about the Program and the many tools available to help small businesses build and successfully compete in the federal sector.

You Will Learn:

• Overview of the HUBZone Set-Aside Program • How to Apply for the HUBZone Set-Aside Program

Friday, August 4, 2017

10:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. (Central Daylight Time)

Learn more and Register Now

SBA offers a variety of programs and services. Understanding how SBA...
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City of Houston Announces “Liftoff Houston” 2017 Start Up Business Plan Competition

Capital One Bank Sponsors Business Plan Competition – Celebrating Fifth Year

HOUSTON - (June 7, 2017) – The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are pleased to announce the 2017 launch of the “Liftoff Houston” Start Up Business Plan Competition; a program that is helping to launch new businesses today, for a better Houston tomorrow! Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the 2017 program on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Sponsored by Capital One Bank in partnership with the Houston Public Library (HPL) and the Office of Business Opportunity (OBO), “Liftoff Houston” is a start-up business plan competition that engages and empowers Houstonians...
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