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GDP Growth: 3% (2nd Qtr 2017)
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6 June  2011


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SBA E200 Inner City Initiative

Every year the SBA host a program called “The Emerging 200” or e200 for short.  This is an intensive training initiative to accelerate growth of high potential small businesses located in America's inner-cities. This comprehensive curriculum provides the tools to catapult your company to the next level and help it emerge as a force in your community.

The e200 advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives.  This training is not recommended for start-ups, it's geared towards growing businesses that are ready to Step It Up.  A company must be in business for at least 3 years; have revenues between $400,000 and $10 million per year; and have at least one employee besides the CEO.  There is no cost to companies nominated to participate in the program.

Current Host cities include:  Albuquerque, NM; Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA;Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Des Moines, IA;Detroit, MI; Farmington, NM; Fresno, CA; Helena, MT;Honolulu, HI; Jacksonville, FL; Memphis, TN; Milwaukee, WI;Minneapolis, MN; New Orleans, LA; Philadelphia, PA;Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Santa Ana, CA; Seattle, WA;St. Louis, MO; Syracuse, NY; Tulsa, OK; Youngstown, OH

To register for e200 contact your local SBA office at   Click on one of the host cities’ link and look for the e200 link.  If you can’t find the e200 link do a search for “e200 application”.  You can also get more information by requesting information at



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