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Gulfport Branch Office
Hancock Bank Plaza 2510 14th Street, Suite 103
Gulfport, MS 39501
United States
Phone: 228-863-4449
Fax: 228-864-0179
SBA Mississippi HUBZone Program Outreach Event

The Mississippi District Office of the U. S. Small Business Administration will conduct its Statewide HUBZone Program Outreach Conference on Thursday, May 31, 2012.  The event is designed to introduce, educate and train Mississippi small businesses on SBA’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Initiative.  The initiative promotes participation in the HUBZone Program which creates economic development through government contracting opportunities, in geographic regions that have been historically underutilized as business zones.

Nationally, in Fiscal Year 2010, businesses currently in the HUBZone program were awarded approximately $12 billion in prime contracting, including approximately $3 billion in HUBZone set-asides.  In Fiscal Year 2011, according to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), Mississippi HUBZone firms were awarded more than $98.3 million.

This event will be one of 68 HUBZone Outreach Initiative events conducted by SBA District Offices around the country. Local and national SBA personnel will be available at the event to help determine whether your business is eligible, and support your business' efforts to participate.  Others in attendance participating include:  HUBZone firms (current and former); federal agencies; state agencies; large business prime contractors; lenders; other vital resource organizations; and small businesses seeking HUBZone certification.

WHO:

  Event is designed for existing HUBZone certified firms and all small businesses in Mississippi considering
  HUBZone certification

WHAT:

  HUBZone education and matchmaking event, designed to maximize small business participation in the
  HUBZone Program

WHERE:

  Pearl River Resort
  Highway 16 West
  Choctaw, MS 39350 (A Designated HUBZone site)

WHEN:

  Thursday, May 31, 2012
  9:00am - 5:00pm
  (Pre-registration required - On-Site Sign-in 8:00am - 9:00am)

COST:

  FREE

Register for the Mississippi SBA Statewide HUBZone Program Outreach Conference online at http://events.sba.gov/eventmanagement/eventlisting.aspx?state=MS.  View/Download the attached flyer (PDF) for recommended links regarding the HUBZone program and to view a map of HUBZone areas in Mississippi.

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