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SBA and MTI host event on federal grant funding for Maine small businesses

BY Staff

8/21/2018
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Brian Whitney, president of Maine Technology Institute. MTI and the Maine District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration will host an event in Portland on Friday giving Maine small businesses the opportunity to meet directly with program managers and senior staff of federal agencies that provide grant funding for promising technologies and projects.

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Maine Technology Institute will host an event in Portland on Friday that will give Maine small businesses the opportunity to meet directly with program managers and senior staff of federal agencies that provide grant funding for promising technologies and projects.
The event will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the Clarion Hotel, 1230 Congress St. in Portland. For more information or to register for the event go online here
Gov. Paul LePage will attend to give welcoming remarks for the Small Business Innovation Research Road Tour.
“The road tour provides Maine’s small businesses with direct access to funding decision-makers from 11 federal agencies that provide research and development grants,” said Amy Bassett, SBA’s district director for Maine. “They will be in Maine to provide vital guidance and advice to small businesses interested in accessing this federal funding.”
MTI President Brian Whitney said his organization is partnering with SBA to host the road tour on Friday “to ensure that Maine small businesses and entrepreneurs have the best opportunity to secure federal grant funds to help convert their innovative ideas into new products, services and companies.”
“Helping Maine small businesses secure critically-needed research and development funds from the federal government to help drive and grow innovation in our state is a core competency of MTI,” he said.