The HUBZone Council is a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association comprised of a group of companies and organizations working together to improve and support the HUBZone program and small business community.
Our main focus is representing HUBZone Council members for Legislative Reform, Increasing HUBZone Spending, and Economic & Community Development.
WHY WE ADVOCATE
Across this great Nation there are thousands communities and millions of Americans suffering from lack of capital investment.
In 1997 Senator Kit Bond sponsored the bill that passed the SBA HUBZone Program into law with the hope that it would promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development within these underdeveloped communities. The HUBZone Program promotes job growth, capital investment, and economic development to Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones) by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities. Despite its many promises, it remains the only small business program that has never met the statutory goal.
In 2000, a group of individuals that believed in the programs’ mission were willing to STAND UP for it and established the HUBZone Contractors National Council.
In 2017, Congress revamped the program. The comprehensive reform of this Small Business Administration (SBA) program provides small businesses with greater economic certainty, facilitates timely communications between HUBZone firms and the SBA, and expands the program to revitalize even more of our nation’s emerging communities. Given the revitalization of the program, the following issues reflect the Council’s legislative and regulatory priorities.
Programs bound by regulatory and statutory requirements are only as effective as the laws that bind it. The Council has been working closely with Congressional representatives on program refinements.
Increase HUBZone Spending
Since the government has
never met its HUBZone goal of 3%, the HUBZone council is dedicated to fighting
for better acquisition practices to maximize the ability to compete not limit
them. The HUBZone Council supports the expansion of sole sourcing as a means
to meet small business goals.
Economic & Community
To many of the members of our organization the HUBZone program is more than a federal contracting program, it is a means to facilitate job creation and economic growth within the communities that need it most.
In 2017, the HUBZone Council and its Advocacy team played an instrumental role in achieving HUBZone Program reforms under the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The changes implemented under the NDAA provided business certainty for thousands of small business across the nation. The comprehensive reform of this (SBA) program provides small businesses with greater economic certainty, facilitates timely communication between HUBZone firms and the SBA, and expands the program to revitalize even more of our nation's emerging communities.
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