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The Flood Gates Are Opened: SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program Expands to All Small Business Concerns

Jul.22.2016

On July 25, 2016, SBA will publish its final rule, effective 30 days from publication, establishing a mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns, which will be separate from, but similar to, SBA’s current 8(a) Business Development program. As we will elaborate on further next week in a blog and a webinar thereafter, the government-wide program will significantly expand the pool of companies that can qualify as protégés and for which mentors have unique investment and joint venture opportunities to leverage on set-aside procurements.

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Amy Laderberg O'Sullivan
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2563
Email: aosullivan@crowell.com

Olivia Lynch
Associate – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2654
Email: olynch@crowell.com