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INEAP: The Interagency Network of Enterprise Assistance Providers

A network of people whose mission is to assist small businesses through collaborations and partnerships that enable more effective service delivery and implementation.  INEAP Blog Post- Read the blog posting about INEAP.

INEAP is seeking a Champion to lead the INEAP group, spark collaborations and foster partnerships among federal agencies working to support small businesses.

For more information please contact, Heidi Sheppard.

INEAP meetings have been suspended until further notice.

Watch how E3 is working to revitalize American manufacturing. 

Washington-John Larsen INEAP 5-12

John Larsen, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee, National Export Initiative

Washington-INEAP meeting 5-12 ITC

INEAP Network meeting at the International Trade Center, May 23, 2012

Michael Chodos welcomes INEAP to SBA

Michael Chodos, Deputy Administrator, Small Business Administration, welcomes INEAP to SBA

Olga Dominguez, NASA INEAP meeting

Olga Dominguez, Assistance Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure, NASA

Signing the E3 Memorandum of Understanding

The E3: Economy, Energy and Environment is a collaborative initiative among five federal agencies; Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Small Business Administration, Department of Labor.


The US Census Bureau and SBA developed Go Global - Export 101, which is designed for companies and individuals new to exporting or looking to expand exporting capabilities.

The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program is an initiative that awards funds to states to help increase exporting by small businesses.

Export Import Bank has several programs to help small and medium sized enterprises to compete internationally, including loans, guarantees and insurance.

OECD Sustainable Manufacturing Metrics Toolkit and 101 Module This presentation describes how the Toolkit and 101 Module can assist manufacturers in their drive to implement sustainable practices.

STATSAmerica StatsAmerica is an on-line source of information on the demographic and workforce data for any of the 50 states, population, housing, income, and labor force data for any of the United States' 3,141 counties, and a tool which allows you to compare up to four areas (choose among the United States, states, metros, micros, divisions, custom regions) across the nation. 

Cluster Mapping Tool  A tool that can assist innovators and small business in creating jobs and spurring regional economic growth.  The tool provides cluster initiatives and other economic development organizations an opportunity to register in a national database. The registry allows initiatives to showcase their activities and events to a wider public, search for appropriate partners across the nation, and learn from best practice examples of their peers. The site also provides free access to a rich database on the profile and performance of clusters and regional economies.

Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms  Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAA), a federal program, provides financial assistance to manufacturers affected by import competition. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, this cost sharing federal assistance program pays for half the cost of consultants or industry-specific experts for projects that improve a manufacturer's competitiveness.

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Veterans Programs and BenefitsNew Benefits for Unemployed Veterans, Special Employer Incentives, Work Opportunity Tax Credits.  US Department of Veterans Affairs fact sheets.

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program.  The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans and will provide training for educational programs that lead to a high demand occupation, as determined by the Department of Labor.

Joining Forces Mentoring Plus for Women Veterans.  Joining Forces Mentoring Plus™ provides resources, including mentors, subject matter experts (SMEs), and online connections to women veterans and military and veteran spouses to assist them in obtaining meaningful employment and a successful career of interest to them. This mentoring model is based on career and workforce development goals.

Get Skills to Work coalition.  Manufacturing Institute, GE, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Alcoa to train U.S. Veterans for Jobs in Advanced Manufacturing.