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Microsoft and the Small Business Administration Gulf States Initiative
In the wake of the Katrina disaster thousands of small businesses were decimated in the affected Gulf States. The Small Business Administration wanted to reach out to those businesses and make it possible for them to apply for, bid on and compete for Federal contracts. Logistically, this is normally done through online registration, but, as we know, much of the Gulf was off line after the hurricane.
In this interview we speak to David Loines of the SBA and Mike Voorhees, representing Microsoft, about the Gulf States Initiative, a program that leveraged Microsoft mobile assets to assist the SBA in getting to the folks who needed their help.
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Originally posted Monday, February 20, 2006 1:04 PM by MJMurphy_TechNet at
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