Free HUBZone Workshop Tomorrow, May 15 @ WSU Marcus Welcome Center

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Wichita District Office

HUBZone Program Highlights

  • The HUBZone program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain access to federal procurement opportunities.  It’s one of several government contracting programs administered by the SBA to help small businesses grow and create jobs.
  • There are about 8,000 small businesses with HUBZone certification.
  • In fiscal year 2010, HUBZone certified small businesses received nearly $12 billion in federal contracting dollars, equalling 2.77 % of all federal contracts.
  • SBA will be updating the expiration of redesignated HUBZones in conjunction with the release of the Census Bureau’s 2010 Census.  SBA is required by Congress to do this, as part of the program’s oversight.  The update was effective October 1, 2011.
  • Following this requirement is part of SBA’s continued oversight of the HUBZone and additional contracting programs.  Through proper oversight, SBA is committed in making sure the program works for the intended beneficiaries.
  • SBA is committed to helping any affected businesses navigate this process as well as reach out to new businesses who may now qualify for the HUBZone program.
  • To qualify for HUBZone certification, a business must be considered a small business by federal guidelines, have a principal office in a HUBZone area and have at least 35% of its employees living in a HUBZone area.
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