Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal agency that supports entrepreneurs and small businesses. Its programs include:

  • Financial and federal contract procurement assistance
  • Management assistance
  • Specialized outreach to women, minorities and armed forces veterans

SBA also provides loans to victims of natural disasters and specialized advice and assistance in international trade.

Website: https://www.sba.gov/

Project Catalogue

Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative Program Evaluation
Start Date: Jan 1970 — End Date: Jan 1970

CREC and Optimal Solutions Group are providing program evaluation services to the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Performance Management on its Regional Innovation Cluster Initiative. SBA’s Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) Initiative was launched in September 2010, with funding now provided to 14 industry clusters across the country focused on geospatial technology products, water technologies, […]