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5 Things You Should Know: HUBZone Program (The Basics)

In this post, we’ll begin exploring another crucial program for small businesses: the Historically Underutilized Business Zone—or HUBZone—program. Continue reading

2018 NDAA: Changes to the HUBZone Program

The HUBZone program is once again undergoing some changes thanks to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act–but note that some of these changes are not effective until January 1, 2020. Continue reading

More Proof Uncle Sam Isn’t Good at Math

This is simply a revision of the ‘new math’ used to show success for something which is far from it. Continue reading

Government Misses HUBZone, WOSB Goals–But Gets “A” Grade Anyway

The government missed its Fiscal Year 2016 HUBZone goal by a country mile, and didn’t hit the 5% WOSB goal, either. But according to the SBA, the government deserves an “A” for its FY 2016 small business achievements. Continue reading

GovCon Voices: Let’s Amend The HUBZone 35% Requirement

The HUBZone contracting program, while well-intended to provide economic and employment opportunities in otherwise low income, high unemployment areas, must nonetheless connect HUBZone firms with government contracts, the overwhelming majority of which are not located within a HUBZone. Source: GovCon Voices: Let’s Amend The HUBZone 35% Requirement – SmallGovCon

U.S. GAO – HUBZone Program: Oversight Has Improved But Some Weaknesses Remain

Since 2008, GAO has issued several products that identified weaknesses in the HUBZone program and made recommendations to SBA to address them. Continue reading

HUBZone Program: Employees Must Reside In HUBZones On Award Date

In order for an employee to count as a HUBZone resident for purposes of a specific HUBZone contract, the employee must reside in an officially designated HUBZone on the contract award date Continue reading

HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Allows NHO Ownership

The new rule implements provisions of the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, in which Congress instructed the SBA to open the HUBZone program to NHOs. Continue reading

HUBZone Program: SBA Final Rule Brings Significant Changes

The HUBZone program will see significant changes to its rules as a result of major SBA changes set to take effect in late August. Continue reading

HUBZone Program: Court Decision Highlights “Fracture” Policy

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims highlights an important SBA policy, which isn’t codified in the SBA’s regulations but can have a tremendous impact on HUBZone Program eligibility. Continue reading