HUBZone Certification Program Workshop

22 October 2019

HUBZone Certification Program Workshop

MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) is hosting a free workshop on the HUBZone certification program in Middlebury, Vermont. Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) certification gives qualified businesses a competitive edge when bidding on federal contracts, as the program’s set-aside contracts limit competition to only HUBZone certified businesses. A Small Business Administration (SBA) specialist will be on-site to answer your questions.

“Nationally, the government struggles to meet the mandated 3% goal for contracting with HUBZone certified firms. This tells us the opportunity is there and the need is real. For Vermont businesses, the window for eligibility may be significantly reduced by 2020 when the census updates, so this workshop is a great way to learn about the program and get involved,” said Joanne Spaulding, Director of VT PTAC.

Vermont HUBZones: Addison, Bennington, Essex, Orange, Orleans, Rutland, Windham, and Windsor Counties.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

Addison County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC)

1590 US Route 7 South, Middlebury, VT 05753

For more information and to register for an event, please visit or call (802) 828-5237.


About the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center: VT PTAC provides Vermont businesses with an understanding of the requirements of government contracting to obtain and successfully perform federal, state, and local contracts through free counseling services, training, and networking opportunities. The center’s mission is to increase the percentage of federal contracts awarded to Vermont businesses with emphasis on contracts awarded to small businesses. VT PTAC is funded through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the VT Department of Economic Development (DED). U.S. Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, along with U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, have supported the PTAC program nationally, which brings Vermont more than $400,000 annually and matches a state investment.

About the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD): ACCD’s mission is to help Vermonters improve their quality of life and build strong communities. ACCD accomplishes this mission by providing grants, technical assistance, and advocacy through three divisions: The Department of Economic Development, the Department of Tourism and Marketing, and the Department of Housing and Community Development. For more information on ACCD please visit:

VT PTAC Program Headquarters

1 National Life Drive, 6th Floor, Montpelier, VT 05602

(802) 828-5237



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