The Central Florida Tech Grove will host its first HUBZone Showcase on July 11, 2022. The showcase is free and features demonstrations during morning and afternoon sessions by ten companies, as well as networking opportunities throughout the day. Both small and large businesses are welcome to attend.
“The HUBZone Showcase is an opportunity to see just how innovative small businesses can be,” said Leslie Faircloth, deputy director for the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division’s Office of Small Business Programs. “There are several HUBZone-certified firms providing training systems hardware and software, cyber-readiness solutions, technology services, and much more in supporting national defense. This is a great event for government and industry reps looking for partners.”
The purpose of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in economically distressed communities. Program benefits for these companies include competitive and sole source contracting, a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, and subcontracting opportunities.
Federal government agencies have a goal of awarding at least three percent of their contracting dollars each year to HUBZone-certified companies.
The showcase will feature demonstrations during morning and afternoon sessions, as well as networking opportunities throughout the day. Both small and large businesses are welcome to attend.