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SBA Hosts HUBZone Event on May 16 in Syracuse

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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Rachael Stanton, 315-471-9393, ext. 244

SYRACUSE, N.Y. –The U.S. Small Business Administration is conducting a free HUBZone education and training event on Wednesday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the WISE Women’s Business Center in Syracuse.

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) event will introduce small businesses to the program, help determine eligibility criteria, and support small business participation in the program. The session will feature contracting experts including representatives from SBA, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), NYS Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Fort Drum.

Every year, the federal government awards over $500 billion in contracts, and a significant share of those contracts are specifically allotted to small businesses. SBA works with federal agencies to assist them in identifying and awarding contracts in order to meet the 23 percent statutory goal of government-wide small business prime contracting. Agencies are also required to award 3 percent of contracts to small businesses located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).

SBA encourages small businesses to learn more about the HUBZone program and take advantage of this federal contracting opportunity. The session is designed for all small businesses considering HUBZone certification or looking for more information on the HUBZone program. For more information and to register for the free event, please contact SBA at (315) 471-9393.

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