Understanding the Expansion of the HUBZone Program in Vermont
The HUBZone assists small businesses gain preferential access to federal contracts due to limited development in rural communities. Due to 2011 closures of Courcelle Brothers USARC- Rutland and USARC-Chester; several counties in Vermont, including Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windsor and Windham, have recently been designated as such areas. Companies located in these areas (as well as Essex and Orleans county, which have had this designation) can qualify for the benefits of this program. For more information on this program please see the following from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center.
The SBA will be partnering with VT PTAC to provide educational workshops that will explain the HUBZone Program, including the necessary information for businesses to qualify, as well as the process for certification and eligibility requirements.
Admission to the workshops is free of charge. You can register online at http://vtptac.ecenterdirect