Stimulate Your Business
There’s $787 billion in the economic stimulus pot, but it can’t help you if you don’t know how or where to get it. Data on stimulus money is publicly available, but pinpointing what’s relevant to your business is a daunting task: $400 billion-plus is being distributed at the local and state levels, and there are more than 89,000 of these agencies around the country.
That’s where organizations like National Strategies, Onvia and Business Matchmaking come in.
In February, National Strategies, a business-to-government consulting firm that helps companies break into contracting and procurement markets, launched the Stimulus Opportunity Roadmap, an online database of tens of thousands of “shovel-ready” projects that could be funded by the stimulus. “We’re able to figure out all the streams of dollars through the stimulus package that are relevant to X business,” CEO Al Gordon says. “Once we do that, we put together a strategy of how we access those dollars by literally matching up—by project and location—what you’re selling with funding [opportunities] and go after them.”
For more information, please contact Heather Sabharwal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-349-7016.
Posted on Fri, May 8, 2009
by Jennifer Wang