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                                          The U.S. is home to 28 million small businesses.

 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released a report entitled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small businesses. The new and improved state profiles include information on the number of firms, employment, demographics and other topics using the most recently available government data.

On June 17, 2014, the Department of Labor released a proposed rule implementing Executive Order 13658, which increases the hourly minimum wage for federal contractors, subcontractors and their workers to $10.10 per hour, beginning January 1, 2015, and beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, to an amount determined by the Secretary of Labor.  This applies to new contracts, contract-like instruments, and solicitations including (1) procurement contracts for services or construction; (2) contracts for services covered under the Service Contract Act; (3) concessions contracts; (4) c

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June 11, 2014

 

 

VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION

 

 

The Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.

Commissioner

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Room 2217

The U.S. is home to 28 million small businesses.

 

WASHINGTON – Today, the Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the Small Business Administration, released a report entitled Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories, an annual analysis of each state’s small businessesThe new and improved state profiles include information on the number of firms, employment, demographics and other topics using the most recently available government data.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have extended the comment period for the proposed a rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). This proposal would set forth several categories of waters to be included in the definition as well as establish waters that are subject to the act.  The new deadline for comments is October 20, 2014.

The Office of Advocacy’s mission includes providing research documenting the status of small businesses and the impact of important trends. To fulfill this task, Advocacy periodically funds small business research from researchers through requests for quotations (RFQs). Areas of continuing interest are listed below and have been chosen because they are researchable, show the status or role of small businesses, can be a catalyst for further research, or may provide policymaking insight.

The Office of Advocacy’s Small Business Profiles for the States and Territories are an annual analysis of each state’s small business activities. This year’s profiles feature a new and improved format. They provide information on small business employment, industry composition, small business borrowing, exporting, and survival rates, as well as business owner demographics.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service propose to amend the definition of “destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat” under the Endangered Species Act of 1973. The new definition would read as follows: “‘Destruction or adverse modification’ means a direct or indirect alteration that appreciably diminishes the conservation value of critical habitat for listed species.

The following workbooks contain data on the United States, each of the 50 states, and the District of Columbia.
 
 

 
 



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