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SBA offers government contracting training in W.Va.

Press release from U.S. Small Business Administration:

White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office (SBA),  Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation host a free HUBZone workshop March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center.

HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification provides small businesses advantages 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.

The workshop covers how to apply the requirements of the HUBZone program to help small businesses receive their fair share of federal contracting opportunities. The morning session includes an overview of HUBZones: what they are, where they are and how to become certified. The afternoon session focuses on where to find HUBZone contracting opportunities and how to navigate the application process.

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

Within the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation’s service area, all of Pocahontas County and large portions of Greenbrier County are designated HUBZones.

Register at by 3 p.m. March 22. For more information, contact RCBI’s Bill Woodrum at 304.781.1670 or [email protected].



About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit


Cosponsorship Authorization # 19-0390-20. SBA’s participation in this Cosponsored Activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any Cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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