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11-2-2020 Happy National Veterans Small Business Week!

SBA and Treasury Announce Simpler PPP Forgiveness for Loans of $50,000 or Less

10-2-2020 11.4 million jobs in five months, unemployment rate drops, supporting military spouses

National Preparedness Month: Evaluate Your Disaster Plan

8-17-2020 Find out about Doing Business with Military Exchanges
8-4-2020 VEVRAA best practice- Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act
7-20-2020 Learn How to apply for and manage your Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB)
6-26-2020 Paycheck Protection Program Ends June 30  Apply Today!
6-16-2020 Breaking: SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened!
6-2-2020 Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing
5-18-2020 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs

Federal Coronavirus Resources

4-10-2020 Expanded unemployment benefits guidance
4-3-2020 SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses Affected by the Coronavirus Pandemic
3-27-2020 Federal Coronavirus Resources
3-18-2020 SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information regarding WOSB / EDWOSB certification and set-asides

2-23-2020 How to Fund Your Small Business With Help From SBA
2-3-2020 Quick Books Quick Start class @ Coachella Valley Women's Business Center Palm Desert, CA 
1-24-2020 9th Annual Veteran & Small Business Summit - Moreno Valley 1.1.2020 8am-4pm
1-10-2020 California’s renewable energy targets slashed carbon pollution — now there’s a proposal to pause them
1-3-2020 California projected to have nation’s weakest housing markets in 2020
12-10-19 The SBA changed its regulations on the calculation of annual revenues
12-5-19 Why Veterans are Well-Suited to Become Business Owners—And the Lessons You can Learn from Them

Construction industry salaries and wages, ranked

11-08-19 Bid New Work & Grow Your Business
10-29-19 Gas tax funds are dedicated to transportation: Roadshow
10-13-19 Opportunity Zones
9-20-19 Smog checks required for big trucks, under new law signed by Newsom
9-11-19 California considering toughest plastic pollution laws in United States
8-30-19 IRS has a New Redesigned Tax Withholding Estimator- check it out here!
8-20-19 How to Prepare a Loan Package
8-12-19 Webinar Series: How to Contract with the Federal Government
8-3-19 Federal monitor warns Caltrain electrification project faces two-year delay
8-1-19 Saving and Budgeting: Financial Advise to Help You Fund Your Dreams 
7-2-19 More Than a Billion Dollars Allocated to Preserve & Upgarde Highways and Bridges for All Californians
6-20-19 Nominations are OPEN for the 2019 National Minority Business Awards
6-2-19 5 Major Reasons to Monitor Your Business Credit Reports
5-17-19 Record Lows for State Unemployment
5-3-19 National Small Business Week
4-30-19 SBA's Engagement with Historically Black Colleges & Universities
4-16-19 MBDA Opportunity Zones

Committee Meets to Strengthen Retirement Options for Small Businesses

3-6-19 Orange County Cyber Security Business Summit
2-20-19 10 Steps to Start your Business
2-3-19 Competitive Advantage- Free SBA online Course
1-14-19 New effort to require Caltrans to consider bikes, buses and pedestrians in plans
1-04-19 Mobility Emerges as a Top Priority for Forward-Thinking Cities
12-18-18 Ignite Your Business Growth through the Women's Business Center

OSHA Releases Top 10 List of Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards for Fiscal Year 2018

12-13-18 California's ICT Would Require 100% Zero-Emission Buses For Public Transit Agencies By 2040
11-8-18 Veteran- Owned Small Business Face More Financing Challenges then Non-Veteran Owned Small Businesses
11-1-18 MTC Invites Startups to Help Pursue Efficiency and Connectivity for the Region
10-22-18 Transportation meetings to focus on disadvantaged communities
10-15-18 Government-to-Business ( G2B) Exchanges
10-9-18 SBA Recognizes the Contribitions of Women Entrepreneurs
10-5-18 Caltrans Receives Four National Awards for Outstanding Public Communications
9-28-18 SBA awards $5 Million in Prime Grants to help Emergin Micro-Entrepreneurs Gain Acess to Capital
9-17-18 MDBA Development Week
9-6-18 Caltrans to Improve Safety, Mobility of Railways With Help of Grant
8-26-18 Inflation and delays could add billions more to bullet train project costs
8-22-18 The Meda $1 Million Challenge is now OPEN!
8-17-18 Catch up on Marketing: 43 Things to Do During Downtime
8-6-18 Tax Issues for your business in a Rising Interest Rate Environment
7-31-18 How to choose the Right Business Structure
7-23-18 Twitter chat on how to attract and retain customers
7-11-18 What happens to California road repairs if voters repeal the gas tax increase?
7-3-18 5 Technologies That Are Game Changers for Business Growth
6-26-18 5 Seminars to Help Grow Your Business
6-20-18 Minority Business Development Agency Seeks Nominations for 2018 National Minority Business Awards

MBDA to Award More Than $11 Million For Innovative Proposals

6-8-11 Caltrain approves $151.5 million budget


U.S. Department of Labor, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors Sign Alliance to Protect Workers
5-25-18 California regulators approve $423 million for clean transportation
5-17-18 Want to be an entrepreneur? Learn how to get started on your business in 10 steps.

Get Your Export Questions Answered! Free Webinar Series in May

5-8-18 Get Your Export Questions Answered! Free Webinar Series in May
4-18-18 MBDA Backs Up the Bus For Small Business Innovation Research
4-13-18 One Year of Equity Crowdfunding: Initial Market Developments and Trends
4-9-18 Tax Credits for Your Business
3-23-18 MTC Invites Comments on Draft Public Participation Plan
3-2-18 Community workshops for Placer Sustainability Plan set for March
2-26-18 The HIRE Vets Medallion Program Demonstration is now accepting applications
2-23-19 Caltrans News Flash #161 - Caltrans Leads Recovery Efforts After North Bay Fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties
2-12-18 A new ad campaign, website and loan investment aims to encourage New Yorkers to participate in the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Businesses program.
2-12-18 African American History Month-African Americans own 2.6 million small businesses. They employ 975,000 people and generate more than $150 billion in annual receipts.
2-7-18 More SB 1 Dollars Awarded to Local Transportation Agencies

Women in Transportation Names Caltrans Director Man of the Year


Remarks by Acting National Director Chris Garcia at the National 8(a) Small Business Conference

1-24-18 SBA Presents Free Webinar Series to Help Small Businesses Navigate the HUBZone Program
1-18-18 Three Essential Financial Statements 
1-15-18 Small Businesss and Government Contracting Conference
1-9-2018 Free Webinar: Embracing Smart Technology to Grow Your Business
1-6-18 What's New In The New DOT DBE Rule?
1-2-18 New California driving, transportation laws take effect
12-12-2017 California Considers Taxing Drivers Per Mile
12-11-2017 Caltrans takes lead on Mill Valley, Tiburon freeway interchange project

Financing Options for Small Businesses


New Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge Restores Vital Highway 1 Link to Big Sur

11-15-2017 Vacaville approves 15 federal vouchers for Rocky Hills veterans housing
11-14-2017 California clears the way for testing of fully driverless cars. Local, federal interests have concerns
11-9-2017 Free Webinar: Soaring High with Business Financial Literacy
11-5-2017 'We don't know if (it's) going to stand up in an earthquake': '60 Minutes' features Millennium Tower
11-1-2017 Gas taxes just increased. Now Caltrans needs to prove we’re not wasting our money
10-30-2017 SBA Announces 20 Growth Accelerator Fund Competition Recipients



LA Looks to Rideshare to Build the Future of Public Transit
10-23-2017 President Donald J. Trump Proclaims October 22 through October 28, 2017, as National Minority Enterprise Development Week
10/19/2017 California Transportation Commission Takes Big Steps Toward Improving State’s Transportation System
10/19/2017 Official: Repair Costs for Oroville Dam Will Top $500M
10-11-2017 Caltrans Releases Vision for California’s Rail Plan

Groundbreaking set for walking, cycling path in Alameda

10-04-2017 Learn How to Get 8(a), HUBZone, EDWOSB, and WOSB Certified
9-26-2017 Caltrans Reminds Californians to Be Safe & Aware Around Railways
9-21-2017 Rebuild State Route 37 to address sea level rise and traffic


Shaping The Bright Future of America: MBDA Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
9-18-2017 Caltrans and Local Partners Launch Pedestrian Safety Campaign “Look Both Ways”

How self-driving trucks might actually mean more trucking jobs




U.S. Army Corps.of Engineers says Whittier Narrors Dam is unsafe and could trigger catastrophic flooding.
9-11-2017 Utility Shuts Down a Third of the Injection Wells at Troubled Calif. Gas Storage Facility
9-9-2017 Oroville Dam failure blamed on bad design and inadequate state and federal oversight: Experts’ report


BART can’t afford its millions of dollars in free rides, director says

9-5-2017 Fixes coming for roads damaged by winter storms
8-31-2017 Caltrain solicits public input on bike storage options
8-29-2017 Biggest tech upgrade in SF’s government’s history under way



SMART train service starts Friday


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BART: $20 million for expanded parking at Dublin station hinges on Assemblywoman Catharine Baker


Bike sharing battles: Startups pioneering a new breed of bike borrowing fight for market share


Panel to oversee Menlo Park transit improvements

Market Street project likely to advance after cost concerns allayed

7-19-2017 Higher taxes should bring out the road pavers soon
7-12-2017 3 Bay Area cities have worst maintained roads in U.S.

Speak up about potholes and cracked sidewalks

7-7-2017 Traffic Tales of Napa County
7-6-2017 Millions Meant for Rail Tunnel Subsidize Ferry Rides for a Few
7-6-2017 Staying safe on BART: Seven quick tips
7-5-2017 GOP health care plan hurts small business owners


Marin faces triple hurdle on traffic project financing
7-1-2017 Napa County's traffic growth is more than anecdotal
6-27-2017 Overcoming the Tragedy of Small Business: Getting Back to Basics
6-22-2017 In the days before BART, how did people get across the bay?
6-21-2017 Transbay Transit Center: Everything you need to know about it

How California heat wave could impact planes, trains, cars and more

6-20-2017 Startup Zenefits owes employees $3.4 million in overtime
6-20-2017 Minority Youth Business Program creating future entrepreneurs
6-20-2017 Strategic Threat Management Awarded Small Business Employer of the Year
6-19-2017 Spa Massage On The Go named 2017 Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
6-4-2017 Female veteran business leaders share their tips for success
6-2-2017 How to Get Certified As a Minority-Owned Business
6-1-2017 Fontana's Montes receives Minority Small Business Champion of the Year Award
6-1-2017 Graboyes Commercial Establishes Minority Business Enterprise Certification
5-22-2017 For women- and minority-owned firms, certification can be a 'golden ticket'
5-19-2017 Why Are Fewer Loans Going to Minority Business Owners?












9-28-2020 Can California’s power grid handle all these electric cars?

What lies ahead for the rest of 2020?


What are your top 3 concerns with respect to COVID-19?


Should local governments should heed lessons of 2008 recession ?


What’s Next For Construction And Contech After Covid-19?

5-5-2020 What will California do about the rent?
4-6-2020 Coronavirus: Where did ours come from? All over.
3-19-2020 Can you leave your county if a shelter-in-place order is in effect in the Bay Area?

As coronavirus spreads, fears of taking down California’s economy

2-25-2020 Store water for a drought, or prepare for floods?
1-30-2020 Why California’s environmental policies aren’t enough
12-11-19 California electric vehicle sales are up. But will we reach the 5 million goal by 2030?
11-30-19 SMART train tries to get it right
11-18-19 The Green Issue- A look Inside
11-7-2019 SoCal desperately needs more housing. Westside, South Bay, Orange County
9-22-19 How Californians can help win auto emissions fight
8-22-19 Price of a Good Economy?
8-8-19 Editorial: California makes it easier to built homeless shelters
7-18-19 Who can afford to live in California?
7-15-19 What’s the safest California city in an earthquake?
6-25-19 Why can’t California pass more housing legislation?
6-10-19 Open Forum: High-speed rail is still the best way to plan for California’s future
5-14-19 Best state? California has 3rd biggest improvement to No. 19 ranking, by this math
5-8-19 Are you interested in Dong Business with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?
4-27-19 Are Drones in Construction a Good Investment for Small Business?
4-20-19 Californias flawed wildlife payout system
3-6-19 Bay mooring field could help in anchor-out dilemma
1-26-19 Video: $100 Million Gondola Could be New Transportation System in Oakland


Earthquake faults crisscross LA. Is it safe to tunnel here?
1-02-19 Why the West Coast Is Suddenly Beating the East Coast on Transportation
12-26-18 California's bullet train is pumping billions into the Valley economy. So why is it so unpopular?
12-5-18 Many of the dead in Camp Fire were disabled. Could they have been saved?


We've turned our backs on wind energy. That's a mistake.


What are the urban mobility challenges of our cities?
10-21-18 Experts say California needs to build a lot more housing. But the public disagrees
10-12-18 A carbon tax is a good idea?
9-26-18 Are car-safety systems endangering drivers?
9-12-18 Editorial: Restore safety, reliability, fiscal discipline to BART
8-29-18 Editorial: No on Proposition 6 - cynical political ploy would destroy California's roads
8-23-18 Editorial: Wildfire worries help revive a net neutrality bill
7-31-18 Fix California roads without the new gas taxes? Here’s what it would take
7-11-18 California Cap-and-Trade is Working — For Other States


Editorial: Effect of rising seas has a time line and cost

Gas tax tops as many as 13 contentious measures for November election

5-30-18 As bullet train costs rise, only 31% of California voters want to keep paying for it
5-23-18 Little-Known Accounting Policy Could Fuel Green Infrastructure Surge
5-16-18 Hunters Point Shipyard needs a comprehensive cleanup
5-3-18 Five Reasons California’s Housing Costs Are So High, With Charts and Graphs
4-29-18 As California’s housing crunch worsens, who will control land use?
4-17-18 Opinion: SB 827 would maximize housing near transit in California
4-11-18 Calling Car Pollution Standards ‘Too High,’ E.P.A. Sets Up Fight With California
4-3-18 Hate getting stuck at red lights? Now there’s an app for that
3-23-18 What to know about the housing bill that has people freaking out from Marin to Compton
3-16 -18 Dan Walters: Road taxes needed, but benefits claim overblown
3-2-18 Widening Highway 101?
2-27-18 If California’s the future, why are so many leaving?
1-24-18 Different indicators tell tale of two economies
1-11-18 How certifications can help grow your business?
1-2-18 What's New In The New DOT DBE Rule?
12-11-17 Editorial: In Mountain View, time to build the homes
12-4-2017 Robot cars may kill jobs, but will they create them too?
11-29-2017 Tiny home pop-up in Sonoma for wildfire victims
11-15-2017 Bob Lutz: Kiss the good times goodbye
11-3-2017 Editorial: Californians will face more tax proposals on local ballots
10-30-2017 How will the North Bay fires affect the Bay Area real estate market?

Big Wine Country fire question: Where are all the displaced going to live?

10-17-2017 Rising Seas: What you need to know about the danger lapping at California’s shores
10-12-2017 Will wine country disaster push Congress to fix fire budget?
10-10-2017 On fire from Disneyland to Wine Country, California must rethink disaster risk
10-6-2017 Editorial: Express lanes are not a silver bullet for I-680, but should help


BART to San Jose: Is one subway tunnel cheaper, less disruptive to build?
9-26-2017 Opinion: BART treating Tri-Valley unfairly on parking garage issue
9-20-2017 Joaquin Miller Road safety improvements may be having opposite effect
9-14-2017 Unprecedented measures at Berkeley for conservative writer's speech
9-14-2017 Stop! Hayward to try slowing traffic on Loop


Opinion: Toll increases are not the “answer” we deserve
9-5-2017 Parking after the street sweeper passes: Legal or not?
8-31-2017 State Supreme Court has made it easier to raise taxes, or did it?


How Hurricane Harvey is tied to the California heat wave
8-28-2017 Will Justice Come For IRS Lawbreakers at last?


Driver says to newcomers — go away
8-21-2017 Could a text alert help avert your next street sweeping ticket?



Peninsula Commuter Rail Idea Finding Some Support
8-8-2017 California should phase out gas-powered cars


Stalled School Construction Rates An F

7-25-2017 If Congress allows 91,000-lb. trucks, California roads and bridges will crumble faster
7-10-2017 In Patchwork Of Transportation Agencies, What Makes SANDAG Unique?

High Desert Corridor project could transform California


We must build more affordable homes in California

7-6-2017 Loophole allows $600,000 contract to balloon to $10 million

Toll hikes another boost in cost of living

7-5-2017 Good reason for CHP to enforce HOV lanes
7-4-2017 Must stop the twin-tunnels water boondoggle
6-30-2017 AHCA would not be good for small business
6-26-2017 Top luxury hotel suites for business travelers
6-26-2017 Must-have gadgets for business travelers
6-21-2017 On Point Moving Honored at California Small Business Day™ 2017 by Assemblymember Shirley Weber
6-21-2017 Muir Woods: Critics say traffic management plan moving too slow
6-19-2017 Future of Transportation: Lyft's New Shuttle Service Sounds Just Like a City Bus
6-16-2017 Small businesses don't need another healthcare overhaul
6-16-2017 Repeal of Obamacare could be bad for business
6-16-2017 Best Credit Card Processors 2017

Could 'Doing Good' Be Bad for Your Business?

6-9-2017 Best Business Tablets for Entrepreneurs 2017
6-2-2017 Want jobs for the ‘forgotten man’? Finish high-speed rail.
5-19-2017 Latino Businesses Struggle to Get Funding to Grow, Survey Says
5-19-2017 Why Are Fewer Loans Going to Minority Business Owners?
4-9-2017 Brown uses political wiles to deliver on road tax
3-24-2017 Best Accounting Software for Small Business 2017
3-2-2017 The Top 10 Workplaces for Women
2-3-2016 Small businesses are the heart of America