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BCFC Key vote scorecard for 112th Congress

The voting index lists how every member of the U.S. House and Senate voted on unfair government competition with the private sector, as identified by the Business Coali‐ tion for Fair Competition (BCFC). A description of each vote is also included.

8/12 Construction Market Update

Risk Trends

Economic uncertainty continues to be a dominant issue for the construction industry. There has been little growth in employment, and government funding for projects continues to waver.

US Chamber SBE Outlook, 2nd Quarter 2012

The Q2 US Chamber of Commerce Economy Study was conducted online July 2 to July 9, 2012 by Harris Interactive among 1,225 Small Business Executives.

SBA Proposes Increases to Size Standards in Utilities, Construction, Arts, Entertainment and Recreation Sectors

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking comment on three proposed rules published today in The Federal Register that would revise the size definitions for small businesses in the Utilities; Construction; and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation sectors. The proposed revisions reflect changes in marketplace conditions.

Full List of Obamacare Tax Hikes: Listed by Size of Tax Hike

Obamacare law contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses

WASHINGTON, DC
Obamacare contains 20 new or higher taxes on American families and small businesses. Arranged by their respective sizes according to CBO scores, below is the total list of all $500 billion-plus in tax hikes (over the next ten years) in Obamacare, their effective dates, and where to find them in the bill.

Women Vendors Get Less Than Price of Drone From US Set-Asides

A new federal program to help small contractors owned by women is drawing criticism from lawmakers and business advocates who say it has provided too little assistance to too few firms.

Caltrans Waiver Termination Letter

Letter to Malcolm Dougherty, Acting Director of the California Department of Transportation regarding contracting opportunities for Hispanic-American and subcontinent Asian-American-owned businesses.

The Characteristics of Recent Federal Small Business Contracting

This study documents the role and impact of fed- eral procurement programs on small businesses. It further provides a backdrop to evaluate the impact of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (also known as the ARRA, the Recovery Act, or the Stimulus) on small business contracting.

2012 State of Women-Owned Businesses

NEW YORK — Women-owned firms continue to grow in number and economic stature. They are standing toe-to-toe with competitors in a broad range of industries, including construction and transportation, where women-owned firms are just as likely as all firms in those sectors to generate more than half a million dollars in annual revenue. The growth in the number (up 54%), employment (up 9%) and revenues (up 58%) of women-owned firms over the past 15 years exceeds the growth rates of all but the largest, publicly-traded firms.

United States Chamber of Commerce Q1 Small Business Outlook Study

 

The Q1 U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Outlook Survey was conducted online March 27, 2012 to April 2, 2012 by Harris Interactive among 1,339 Small Business Executives (defined as executive level position in a company with fewer than 500 employees and annual revenue less than $25M). 

 

 

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