July 13, 2017
SBA launches new HUBZone maps
Source: Georgia Tech PTAC, Chuck Schadl, July 7, 2017
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced the launch of a new Historically Underutilized Business Zones map (via Google Chrome). The new map is located at www.sba.gov/hubzone-maps. The HUBZone map is the first step in the modernization effort of SBA’s federal contracting programs. SBA has partnered with the U.S. Digital Service to streamline and enhance online services for small businesses.
The new HUBZone map helps small businesses in urban and rural communities determine if they are eligible for participation in the SBA’s HUBZone program. It features the latest HUBZone designations, “Qualified Disaster Areas,” and new features to improve usability and assist with HUBZone address assertions.
“We are excited about our partnership with the White House’s U.S. Digital Service and the improvements made to the HUBZone maps to modernize SBA’s contracting programs — making them more user-friendly, agile and nimble for the busy entrepreneurs that we support,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “This is one of many projects that we have worked on with the USDS team to leverage technology to support America’s small businesses.” READ MORE….
Contact your nearest PTAC to learn about HUBZone designations and government contracting
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