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SBA Announces New 8(a) Business Development Program and HUBZone Firms in Massachusetts

Release Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014
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Advisory Date: 
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Malise Sundstrom, 617-565-8417

BOSTON - The Massachusetts District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration today announced five new firms that have been accepted into the 8(a) Business Development Program and four new firms that have received the HUBZone designation for government contracting purposes.

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program that helps socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses gain a foothold in government contracting. Participation in the program lasts for nine years, and participants can receive sole-source contracts as they build their competitive and institutional knowledge to one day participate in and win competitive acquisitions.

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program is managed by the U.S. Small Business Administration and encourages economic development in historically underutilized and underemployed regions through the establishment of preferences in federal contracting.

“I am thrilled to announce that five new firms have joined the SBA’s 8(a) business development program and that four new firms have received our HUBZone designation in Massachusetts this year. These programs allow federal program managers, contracting officers, and contracting specialists to gain access to new small businesses directly to deliver their services, thereby assisting federal agencies in meeting small business contracting goals,” said SBA Massachusetts District Director Bob Nelson.

The new 8(a) and HUBZone firms in Massachusetts include:

New 8(a) Firms

R.S. Electrical Service

26 Winter Street

Fitchburg, MA 01420


Taino Consulting Group

711 Atlantic Ave

Boston, MA 02111


Henry General Contractors, Inc.

1464 State St.

Springfield, MA 01109


Erinna Construction Services

583 North Broadway

Haverhill, MA 01832


One Way Development

1408C Centre Street, Suite 1

Roslindale, MA 02131-0000


New HUBZone Firms

Energy Tariff Experts, LLC

One Broadway 14th Floor

Cambridge, MA 02142


Patriot Petroleum, Inc.

197 8th St. #703

Charlestown, MA 02129


Cordmaster Engineering

1544 Curran Highway

North Adams, MA 01247


Competitive Innovations, LLC

290 Congress Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210