Who We Are

The New Jersey Life Sciences Vendors Alliance (NJLSVA) is a coalition of businesses, individuals and academia who provide goods and services to New Jersey’s life sciences companies.

The NJLSVA was founded to educate suppliers on trends in industry procurement and public policy that affects the life sciences industry.

Small Business Administration

Senator Booker Sponsors Legislation to Advance Small-Business Accelerators and Incubators

Senator Cory Booker

Trenton, NJ, November 2, 2017 — John Reitmeyer reports on NJ Spotlight that a major element of President Donald Trump’s plan to overhaul the federal tax code involves corporate tax-rate cuts that are supposed to lead to more business investment and hiring.

But a bipartisan group of lawmakers — including New Jersey’s Cory Booker — is backing legislation that follows a different approach to economic growth by investing directly in the development of small businesses and startups.

Reitmeyer reports that a measure introduced in October in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives calls for $6 million in additional funding to go to the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) to help maintain the agency’s Growth Accelerator Fund for another five years. Continue reading

SBA Pushes Small Businesses to Compete for Sandy-Related Contract Work

Newark, NJ, August 8, 2013 — Stacy Jones reports in The Star-Ledger that the last time Karen Mills, administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, made a public appearance in New Jersey she was touring a Jersey City spa that took on 6 feet of water during Hurricane Sandy and urging people to apply for the SBA’s disaster loans.

Mills’ return yesterday, at a contracting matchmaking event hosted by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), kicked off an SBA-wide push to get small businesses off the bench and competing for recovery-related contract work with government agencies and private corporations. Continue reading