On October 28, 2011, the President issued a challenge to government agencies to think beyond their organizational boundaries in the best interest of serving America's business community, and start thinking and acting more like the businesses they serve. He directed the creation of BusinessUSA, a centralized, one-stop platform to make it easier than ever for businesses to access services to help them grow and hire.
BusinessUSA implements a "no wrong door" approach for small businesses and exporters by using technology to quickly connect businesses to the services and information relevant to them, regardless of where the information is located or which agency's website, call center, or office they go to for help. Looking forward, the more federal agencies continue to add resources to BusinessUSA to encompass the full range of business programs and services, the more we will be able to reduce the confusing array of websites that exist today. To ensure that it is oriented towards the needs of the customer, BusinessUSA will be designed, tested, and built with the active feedback of U.S. businesses. This is where you come in.
The beta version of the Business.USA.gov web site is just the first step. In coming weeks and months, guided by your feedback, we will be adding new features and content, and opening new channels of communication to the BusinessUSA network such as call centers, email and social media. We will also seek to integrate state and local governments, as well as related private sector partners. This will help us better deliver the information you need on your own terms.
This database is the joint effort of numerous federal agencies and departments.