HUBZone Certification Program Workshop

14 February 2020

HUBZone Certification Program Workshop

MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) is hosting a free workshop on the HUBZone certification program at the Lightning Jar in Bennington, 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.

HUBZone Certification Program

Thursday, February 20, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm
194 North Street
Bennington, VT 05201

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


About the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC): 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. This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Defense Logistics Agency. It is also funded by the Vermont Department of Economic Development (DED), and it operates as a program within the DED.

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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