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Minority, woman-owned businesses allege federal loan bias

U.S. District Court Greenbelt

The federal government intentionally discriminated against minority- and woman-owned businesses in its recent distribution of nearly $350 billion in loans to save small companies desperate to survive amid the United States’ pandemic-induced economic freefall, struggling Maryland businesses allege in a ...

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Deadline nears for SBA disaster loan applications

The U.S. Small Business Administration has issued a reminder to homeowners, renters, businesses and nonprofit organizations in Maryland that the deadline is Sept. 29 to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by flooding on June 12. Low-interest disaster loans ...

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1,200 expected at Victory in Procurement event

There were 1,176 pre-registrations for today’s Victory in Procurement event, with organizers expecting walk-ins to push the number at attendees to well over 1,200. John Shoraka, acting associate director of government contracting for the Small Business Administration, gave the morning’s ...

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