Infrastructure Bill Passes; California Rebuilding Fund Train the Trainer

Infrastructure Bill

According to the US Census from 2002-12, the number of businesses owned by black women increased 179 percent compared with 52 percent for all women-owned businesses and 20 percent for all businesses. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City issued a report e

Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation’s infrastructure and competitiveness.
California will receive more than $25 billion to repair roads and highways and over $600 million to prepare transportation systems for extreme weather, drought and wildfire. Read more in Governor Newsom’s statement.
We’re especially excited about the $100 million going to broadband that will help rural and low-income areas strengthen their online presence. Infrastructure is crucial on connecting small businesses to markets (one of the 5 C’s of a local entrepreneurial ecosystem).


California Rebuilding Fund Train the Trainer

Join us November 19, 2021 11:00am PT for the California Rebuilding Fund: Deeper Conversation.
If you would like a more hands on explanation of the product and the application, join us to talk about the following:

  • CDFI / Borrower Process
  • Unmatched
  • Connecting with Your CDFI
  • Loan Product
  • Eligibility
  • Application Demo

Honoring our Veterans

Almost half of World War II veterans became self-employed; 40% of Korean War veterans did so; and only 4.5% of post-9/11 veterans did. The reasons for the drop included lack of mentorship (coaching), finances (capital), social capital (connections to networks)
Read about how the veterans in the CAMEO network took advantage of a strong local entrepreneurial ecosystem to succeed.


The Goodies

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Other Goodies

  • The SSBCI regs have been released.
  • Jobs: Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center, SBDC San Joaquin Center, California Farmlink and El Pajaro CDC announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!