MINDEN — Small Business Administration (SBA) certifications help small businesses limit their competition when bidding on federal contracts. Businesses in Douglas County are now newly eligible to apply for HUBZone certification.
A free workshop on June 4 will explain the program, eligibility and how to apply for certification. Experts are presenting and will be available for follow-up assistance.
Federal government contracting can be a significant new revenue stream and a stimulus for businesses expansion and job creation in Douglas County. The county was designated a HUBZone based on high unemployment determined by the 2010 census. More than 100 Douglas County businesses are currently registered for government contracting and HUBZone certification would help them limit their competition when bidding. This is a solid opportunity to bring federal dollars to the Nevada economy.
Workshop presenters will be Kathy Agee-Dow, director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development’s Procurement Outreach Program, and David Leonard, local SBA branch manager.
The workshop will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in room 112 of the Western Nevada College Douglas Campus, located at 1680 Bently Parkway South.
Register online at http://nsbdc.org/education-training/business-training-calendar or call 784-1717.