Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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White Sulphur Springs Civic Center 
24 Tressel Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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Jamie Cope jcope@rcbi.org 
RCBI and U.S. Small Business Administration 

HUBZone Workshop March 26, 2019 

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is joining with the West Virginia District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation to present a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

The morning session will include an overview of HUBZones: what they are, where they are and how to become certified. The afternoon session will focus on where to find HUBZone contracting opportunities and how to navigate the application process.

 George Murray, SBA deputy district director in West Virginia, will lead the workshop. Murray has been educating small business owners and operators about government contracting opportunities for more than a decade.

 While West Virginia historically has had one of the lowest rates of HUBZone participation, certifications have increased in the past two years, according to Murray. RCBI has worked with SBA staff and other partners to promote HUBZone participation through a series of statewide workshops and social media campaigns.

HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification provides small businesses an advantage when bidding on federal government contracts. HUBZone-certified small businesses qualify for the program’s set-aside contracts and receive a 10 percent price evaluation preference when competing for open contracts.

Because lunch will be provided at the workshop, registration is required by March 22 at 3 p.m. 

Contact RCBI’s Jamie Cope at 304.781.1680 or jcope@rcbi.org