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So you’re looking for alternative funding to expand your business and you’ve been thinking about crowdfunding? Hold that thought!
Excerpt from the Wall Street Journal:
The SEC is still hammering out its rules. The commission was given until January 2013 to set the rules, but is widely expected to miss that deadline. Agency Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down Friday, a move that is likely to delay the rule-making progress. An SEC spokesman declined to comment.
Finra, an independent regulator for all U.S. exchange markets and brokers, also was required under the JOBS Act to set its own equity crowdfunding rules. But unlike the SEC, it wasn’t given a deadline. In July, it sought public comment on a host of crowdfunding rules, including advertising, fraud and manipulation, and trading principles. Read more…
FEMA and NYC are seeking contractors
The current plan is to divide the distressed areas into 3-4 individual geographic areas. Program managers for each region will be selected by FEMA officials. Each individual program manager will then use the registration forms referenced below to identify specialty trade contractors to perform work in their respective area.?Unregistered contractors may not be contacted for this work.?Current FEMA requirements state that contractors interested in participating must register in the FEMA Disaster Response Registry.
INTERESTED CONTRACTORS SHOULD:
Separate links to material suppliers will be available to those contractors selected in an effort to ensure sufficient materials and suppliers are available.
BTEA will keep you informed as to whether the FEMA registration requirements are in effect.?The BTEA strongly recommends you register with FEMA unless otherwise notified.