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Small and Disadvantaged Business

Small and disadvantaged business



Agency for International Development (USAID), Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU),301 4th St., #SA-44, 20024; (202) 567-4730. Mauricio P. Vera, Director, (202) 567-4735.

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Counsels small and minority-owned businesses on how to do business with USAID. Identifies opportunities for small businesses in subcontracting with the agency.

Agriculture Dept. (USDA), Rural Development, Rural Business–Cooperative Service,1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #5803-S, MS 3201, 20250-3201; (202) 690-4730. Bette Brand, Administrator. Press, (202) 690-4737.


Administers programs that provide the capital, technical support, educational opportunities, and entrepreneurial skills to rural residents to grow businesses or access jobs in agricultural markets. Promotes the use of cooperative businesses. Interests include sustainable renewable energy development; regional food systems development; job creation through recreation and natural resource restoration, conservation, ...

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