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WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced it will coordinate small business outreach efforts with the Maryland India Business Roundtable, Inc (MIBRT) to advance export opportunities to India for small businesses. SBA and MIBRT have signed a Strategic Alliance Memorandum that will allow them to share resources to help start, maintain and expand small businesses, particularly through trade with India.

"The Strategic Alliance Memorandum will further align the SBA and MIBRT missions to support America's small businesses," said SBA District Director Bridget E. Bean. "Working together, we can strengthen U.S. small businesses by helping them access growing markets like India, where business and consumer demand for U.S. products and services are on the rise."   Elisha B. Pulivarti, Executive Director,  MIBRT noted,  “This Strategic Alliance Memorandum  with SBA will extend each organization's efforts to foster and facilitate further involvement by the US small business community in trade with India. We look forward to an enduring and impacting institutional relationship that will continue to contribute in a meaningful fashion for many years to come."

The SBA and MIBRT alliance will strengthen and expand small business exporting opportunities through education, advocacy and matchmaking opportunities. SBA will provide MIBRT with timely information on the agency’s programs, services and resource partners, update them on events that will advance their mission, provide speakers at MIBRT events in accordance with SBA rules and policies, invite them to SBA-sponsored events when appropriate, provide a hyperlink from SBA’s Web site to MIBRT’s Web site, and assign a point of contact to serve as a liaison between SBA and MIBRT.

As part of the pooling of resources, MIBRT will cooperate with SBA and its resource partners to provide information to members about its businesses development programs and services, disseminate current SBA news and information, provide speakers for SBA-sponsored events when appropriate, and provide a hyperlink from MIBRT’s Web site to SBA’s Web site and assign a point of contact to serve as a liaison between MIBRT and SBA.

Up-Coming Events:

June 27-July 1, 2011: Bio International Convention at Washington, DC- Bio Delegation will visit Maryland
August 19th: CEO Executive Breakfast series. from 8:00 to 10:00 am. Place: MIBRT Board Room in Largo, Maryland.
September 23, 2011: "India Tech Summit".  Washington DC. From 10:00 am to 3:00 P.M.
October 24-25, 2011: Ag Bio Summit- Africa. Place: Egypt.
November 17, 2011:  MIBRT Annula Awards Gala and Dinner at Martins Crosswinds, Greenbelt, Maryland.
The MIBRT partnership with Prince George's County Economic Development Corporation, (PGCEDC) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Electronics & Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) and Washington Adventist University and number of Governments and Chambers in U.S. and in India.
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