SBA Rhode Island District Office Weekly News & Updates

Rhode Island District Office  - May 27, 2022

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"Mondays With Mark" 
Will Return Monday, June 13th 
with Louise Bishop, President & CEO
of South County Tourism Council

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If you missed this week's episode with Lisa J. Raiola, MPH, President & Founder, Hope & Main, click the link below to watch!

May 23rd Episode - Lisa Raiola


Polaris MEP

Finding Funding for Growth & Transformation

Thursday, June 9th | 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Do your manufacturing business’ priorities for 2022 or beyond include investing in new technology, equipment, automation, and/or upgrades to property or facilities? Are you hesitating to pursue these plans because of financing concerns?  If so, you are not alone!

This webinar’s various speakers will provide an overview of various grant, voucher, and lending programs that might be right for your manufacturing business.

Daniel Horowitz, Lender Relations Specialist with the Rhode Island District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), will speak about SBA loan programs and how they can help small manufacturing companies grow.

Register Here


Office Of Advocacy

Advocacy Comments On Davis-Bacon Act
Proposed Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division published a proposed rule updating the Davis-Bacon Act and Related Acts Regulations, the first comprehensive review of federal construction regulations in over forty years.

On May 17, the Office of Advocacy filed a comment letter recommending that the DOL reassess the impact of this rule on small entities in a new Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis. DOL’s Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis is deficient and does not properly inform the public about the impact of this rule on small entities. Additionally, DOL has underestimated the administrative burdens and compliance costs of this complicated regulation.

Comment Letter

Fact Sheet


Cybersecurity - Infrastructure Security Agency

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency offers a range of cybersecurity assessments that evaluate operational resilience, cybersecurity practices, organizational management of external dependencies, and other key elements of a robust and resilient cyber framework. These professional, no-cost assessments are provided upon request on a voluntary basis and can help any organization with managing risk and strengthening the cybersecurity of our Nation's critical infrastructure. More information is available by clicking the link below.

Cyber Resources Hub


U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics

Providence Area Economic Summary

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ most recent economic summary is now available on its website

Learn More


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