Month: September 2017

Senators Stabenow, Peters Introduce Small Business Access to Capital Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Small Business Access to Capital Act, which will reauthorize and improve the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) to help small businesses grow and create jobs. The legislation builds on the successful SSBCI initiative that both lawmakers championed in the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. SSBCI funds the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and other state-led lending programs that leverage private financing to help small businesses access the capital they need. “Small businesses create the majority of new jobs, and when owners can access capital, they can expand and keep the economy growing,” Senator Stabenow said. “Access to capital is an important issue that owners have raised with me as I have travelled the state this past year on my Small Business Tour. I’m pleased to be joining with Senator Peters to build on this successful program that has helped hundreds of small businesses and manufacturers get off the ground or expand.” “Michigan is home to more than 856,000 small businesses that rely on access to critical resources that help them compete, grow and create new jobs in our communities,” said Senator Peters. “I’m glad to partner with Senator Stabenow to introduce legislation that will expand this successful effort and provide additional resources to boost Michigan small businesses that are the backbone of our...

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NASA Invites Media to ‘Rocket Day’ for Space Launch System

Media are invited to learn about NASA’s deep space exploration plans and view hardware for the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), at the agency’s Rocket Day, Wednesday, Oct. 11, at NASA locations in Mississippi and Louisiana. Read more here:: NASA Invites Media to ‘Rocket Day’ for Space Launch System Bookmark It Hide...

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South Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station

Students at Laing Middle School in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, near Charleston, will speak with a NASA astronaut living, working and doing research aboard the International Space Station at 11:30 a.m. EDT Monday, Oct. 2. Read more here:: South Carolina Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Bookmark It Hide...

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Briefing, NASA Television Coverage Set for Upcoming US Spacewalks

Three American astronauts aboard the International Space Station will embark on a trio of spacewalks in October to perform station maintenance. NASA Television and the agency’s website will provide live coverage of the spacewalks, as well as a briefing to discuss the work to be performed. Read more here:: Briefing, NASA Television Coverage Set for Upcoming US Spacewalks Bookmark It Hide...

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