HUBZone Federal Contracting Program Workshop, October 23, 2019 In Advocacy Solutions
Suzanne BrownPublished: Aug. 23, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Updated: Aug. 23, 2019, 2:11 p.m.
Nancy N. Alvarez, Supervisor, 8(a) Business Development Program, from the Dallas/Fort Worth District Office, will present about the HUBZone and how your company can take part in this.
The map outlines what part of Longview is within a HUBZone.
The HUBZone program is designed to help small businesses—in certain urban, rural, BRAC, Indian reservation, and difficult development areas outside the U.S. mainland—to gain access to federal procurement opportunities. HUBZone areas or HUBZone designations are typically areas of low median household incomes or high unemployment, or both. This workshop will help firms better understand what HUBZone designations are, how they are determined, where they are located and how to find them. We will also cover HUBZone eligibility requirements, specifically principal office, employee and residency requirements.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The federal government has a goal of awarding at least 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone certified companies. https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/hubzone-program
About Nancy N. Alvarez
Since 2011, Nancy N. Alvarez serves as the Head of the 8(a) Business Development Program for the U.S. Small Business Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth District Office. She is instrumental in providing leadership, management and oversight to optimize the deployment of SBA’s Federal Contracting programs and serves the small business communities within a 72-county geographical area in North Texas.
As the SBA’s Women Ownership Business Representative, she is responsible for increasing participation of women owned small businesses in Federal Contracting Programs and advocates to local Federal agencies on behalf of Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSBs).
Nancy graduated from Jacksonville University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude). She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor. She served on the Board of the City of Jacksonville, Mayor’s Hispanic American Advisory Board and the Mayor’s Small & Emerging Business Advisory Council. Additionally, she served as an advisory board member in the Beaver Street Enterprise Center, Jacksonville’s first business incubator.
Nancy is currently an advisory board member of the Dallas/Fort Worth Federal Agency Small Business Advocacy Council (FASBAC), a small business professional’s forum where federal agencies share, gather, and create ideas that promote small businesses’ interest and participation in the federal marketplace.