The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is recognizing outstanding entrepreneurs and small businesses during National Small Businesses Week, May 5-11. During this time, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is spotlighting the efforts of its own robust Small Business Program. Small businesses thrive at NETL, providing the Lab with a significant amount of goods and services. In fact, during fiscal year 2018, NETL spent 54.17% of its procurement dollars with small businesses — an amount that exceeds SBA’s federal governmentwide goal of 23%. This includes the five small businesses that have prime contracts with NETL supporting each of the three sites in Morgantown, West Virginia; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Albany, Oregon. These contracts, along with the Lab’s simplified acquisitions from small businesses, totaled $126.4 million in fiscal year 2018.