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October 29-30, 2015
Chantilly, Virginia

Conference Information



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April 20, 2016
Chicago

Summit Information

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Help Us Fix a Federal Contracting Program
that Excludes Veterans & HUBZone-Certified Firms 

Contact Your Elected Representatives Today



Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator and Member of the U.S. Cabinet
(center left), and Shirley Bailey,
HUBZone Council Board Chair (center right),
congratulate the 2014 HUBZone Industry Award winners.

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"The HUBZone program has been called the best-kept secret in government contracting.
My friends, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag."
- Maria Contreras-Sweet, SBA Administrator

Read Administrator Contreras-Sweet's entire speech
from the 2014 National HUBZone Conference

 
HUBZone Spending Champs

Congratulations to the federal agencies that exceeded
the 3% HUBZone spending goal in Fiscal Year 2014!

Agency HUBZone %
Small Business Administration 7.0
Dept of Transportation 6.1
Dept of the Interior 5.8
Dept of Homeland Security 3.9
Dept of Agriculture 3.6
Dept of the Treasury 3.3
General Services Administration 3.3

Agencies Spending $100 Million+
Source:  smallbusiness.data.gov

as of August  2015


Federal Small Business Spending


HUBZone Small Business Spending

HUBZone Council
Meets with VET-Force



Members of the HUBZone Council's Government Affairs Committee recently participated in a Veterans Small Business Forum, hosted by the Veterans' Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force), at the Pentagon Conference Center, to discuss opportunities for expanding business opportunities by supporting an update of the Highway Bill.
ISSUE SUMMARY



From left, HUBZone Council Members
Gary Carpentier & Marshall Robert with
VET-Force Officers Rick Weidman & Joe Wynn


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CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE REPORT ON HUBZONE PROGRAM (Jul 2015)

PRIVACY RULES FOR CONTRACTORS EXPECTED SOON

GOP CONGRESS EXPECTED TO BE CONTRACTOR-FRIENDLY

SBA LAUNCHES DESTINATION: HUB PROGRAM

SBA IG REPORT INDICATES OVERSTATEMENT OF SDB & HUBZONE SPENDING BY AGENCIES

FISCAL 2013 FEDERAL SPENDING SCORECARD RELEASED - MOST GOALS MET BUT HUBZONE SPENDING DOWN AGAIN

SBA ADMINISTRATOR TESTIFIES AT HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE HEARING

SBA NAMES STREET LEGAL INDUSTRIES AS 2014 TENNESSEE HUBZONE SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

CONTRERAS-SWEET CONFIRMED BY SENATE TO LEAD SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

HOUSE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE URGES ATTACHING SMALL BUSINESS BILLS TO ANNUAL DOD AUTHORIZATION

TAX CODE COMPLEXITY & CHANGES PLAGUE SMALL BUSINESSES

NEWLY MINTED HUBZONE BUSINESSES IN LEESBURG (VA) LOOK TO GRAB FEDERAL DOLLARS

EXECUTIVE ORDER: MINIMUM WAGE FOR CONTRACTORS

EXECUTIVE ORDER:  NON-RETALIATION FOR DISCLOSURE OF COMPENSATION INFORMATION

HOUSE CONSIDERS RAISING SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTING GOAL

SBA INSPECTOR GENERAL'S REPORT ON THE HUBZONE PROGRAM

NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK 2014


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the Council assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of this information.


 
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