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The China-U.S. Energy Efficiency Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting health and the global environment by working with China to harness energy efficiency as a preferred energy resource. Since 2005, the Alliance (in cooperation with the Natural Resources Defense Council – NRDC) has worked closely with industry, government and others to develop and implement projects and policies to improve energy efficiency in China. As a Strategic Partner, the Alliance works to increase access to Chinese markets for American businesses that focus on energy efficiency solutions.
The Innovation Center (TIC) is a business incubator located in Biloxi, Mississippi. TIC serves as a one-stop shop for the entrepreneurial community along the Mississippi Gulf Coast providing small businesses with access to training, counseling, entrepreneurial networking, advocacy along with rental warehouse and office space. The 58,000 square feet of business incubation space houses over 60 small business startup clients engaged in the technology, distribution, manufacturing and service sectors. The TIC network encompasses over 600 small entrepreneurial companies, service providers and investment partners.
TIC works alongside in-house partners including the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and the South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center (SMCPC).TIC continuously develops and manages sources for the funding of entrepreneurial ventures.
The International Business Network (IBN) was organized in 2005 by a group of highly experienced international business people with the specific purpose of helping each other and others involved in international business. The mission is to help expand international business and the goal is to stimulate economic growth in Northeast Ohio through international business. IBN provides workshops, symposiums and luncheon meetings that bring in experts to speak about import/export opportunities, investment, financial and legal assistance in various parts of the world. Workshops provide hands-on experience and counseling as well as advice at every stage of development.
Kansas Global Trade Services is a full service trade advisory firm dedicated to building international growth and commerce. At Kansas Global, we have a variety of services that can fit your company’s individual needs, ranging from global information to strategic marketing. We make sure you meet compliance guidelines. We research new markets and give you confidence that your product will sell. We find you lower-cost suppliers to keep you ahead of the game. Let us become your trade advisor and help build your own trade department.
LIFT is a multi-sectorial non-profit economic development organization on Long Island and works with government and private economic development partners to foster an innovation eco-system that promotes technology-based product development and new business startups. LIFT operates two Innovation Centers one being a 90,000 sq. ft. Homeland Security Center and the other a 25,000 sq. ft. Composite Prototyping Center providing companies with access to technical experts and process equipment to help them develop their products using composite materials. LIFT also provides direct business assistance to companies to enhance their operational performance.
The Pasco Economic Development Council is a non-profit organization assisting businesses with relocation or expansion in Florida with site selection assistance and incentives and supports local businesses with programs for hiring/training skilled employees, marketing, strategic research, exporting, and financial assistance. Pasco EDC works with six Chambers of Commerce, in Pasco, as well as the Chinese and German-American Chambers of Commerce, Colleges, Universities and other free business services to continue advancing the local economy by providing entrepreneurial education programs, one-to-one business consulting and coaching, and technical assistance. Pasco EDC even has a microloan program to help small businesses and start-ups succeed.
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (PASBDC) supports the economic development of PA by providing entrepreneurs and small businesses with individual consultation, comprehensive education and information necessary to help their businesses start, grow, and prosper. PASBDCs deliver consulting services and educational programs through a network across Pennsylvania. PASBDC consultants work in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help entrepreneurs with issues including new business development, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more.
The St. Tammany Economic Development Foundation (STEDF) is a non-profit organization, located in Louisiana, which acts as a conduit between businesses and the community. STEDF works to strengthen and support the business climate by attracting new business, retaining existing businesses, and facilitating employment opportunities. STEDF provides site selection assistance, customized demographic statistics and reports, identifies federal, state and local incentives, helps existing businesses grow by conducting regular on-site visits, facilitate problem resolution, and host business assistance forums. STEDF partners provide a variety of services such as business consulting, marketing, exporting, and technical assistance.
The Virginia SBDC delivers business counseling, training, and information to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. SBDC counselors meet one-on-one with business owners and provide practical advice and objective guidance. Areas of counseling include business plan refinement, loan packaging assistance, financial analysis, export and trade assistance, strategic plan development, market assessment, certifications and procurement, and general start-up guidance. SBDCs also offer workshops covering a broad range of topics.
The Virginia SBDC is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University and institutions of higher education, chambers of commerce, and economic development organizations. There are 29 local offices across Virginia