SBA ‘cluster’ program supporting EIGS


Published: September 22,2010

Tags: geospatial, high-tech, small businesses

JACKSON — SBA Administrator Karen Mills announced the U.S. Small Business Administration’s support for 10 regional economic development and job creation efforts through a new pilot program, “Innovative Economies.”

One of those 10 is located in Mississippi.

The pilot program supports small businesses participation in regional economic “clusters” – collaborations between small businesses, the public sector, economic development and other organizations.

The Jackson-based Magnolia Business Alliance for the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions is one of the selected clusters. EIGS organizes complimentary geospatial businesses, government agencies, and educational institutions in Mississippi and the Louisiana Gulf Coast to help create a trained workforce, transfer geospatial technology from public institutions into the market, and foster new business growth.

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One Response to “SBA ‘cluster’ program supporting EIGS”

  1. Joe Graben Says:

    The Magnolia Business Alliance ( is not Jackson based but is based in Hancock County, MS.



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