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Friday, October 15, 1999

HUBZone Workshop November 22 Chesapeake College-Cambridge Center

SALISBURY, MD--The Baltimore District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) presents a free workshop on the SBA's HUBZone Program on Monday, November 22, at Chesapeake College Cambridge Center from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Dorchester, Somerset and Worcester counties on the Eastern Shore as well as a portion of Salisbury are classified as HUBZones, a historically underutilized business zone.

The program provides contracting benefits to small businesses located in HUBZones and is designed to stimulate economic development and job creation in targeted urban and rural areas.

To participate in the program, a small business principal office must be located in a HUBZone and 35 percent of the firms participating workforce must reside within a HUBZone location. Qualifying companies must also be owned and operated by U.S. citizens. The SBA is responsible for certifying firms eligible to participate and for reporting to Congress on the programs success at increasing jobs and investment in HUBzones.

For more information or to register for the seminar contact Cathie Thorsten or Fran Hedrick at the Small Business Development Center at Salisbury State University at 1-800-999-7232 and press 1.


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