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Understanding the Expansion of the HUBZone Program in Vermont

The HUBZone Program assists small businesses gain preferential access to federal contracts when they qualify and are located in a geographic area that has been designated as HUBZone. In Vermont; Addison, Bennington, Orange, Rutland, Windsor & Windham counties have recently been named as qualified HUBZone areas.

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the U.S. Small Business Administration will be holding workshops in the newly affected counties to educate the business community on what is required for qualification and the process of getting certified. A workshop will be held in Bennington on January 10 from 1:00-2:30pm at the Lightning Jar, 194 North Street.

Register for this free workshop at: http://vtptac.ecenterdirect.com/events Specific topics covered at the workshop will include:

  • Overview of the HUBZone Program
  • Benefits of being HUBZone certified
  • Eligibility requirements
  • Certification process