Proposed Changes to SBA’s HUBZone Program

By Taimur Rabbani and Andrew Campbell SBA HUBZone Program Since 1997, the Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program has spurred economic development in non-metropolitan, underdeveloped and impoverished areas by providing federal contracting assistance to small businesses located in these areas. The HUBZone program, unlike other federal contracting assistance programs like SBA’s...

New SBA Mentor-Protégé Program Creates Opportunities for Small Business

On July 25, 2016, the federal Small Business Administration issued a final rule – effective August 24, 2016 – establishing a mentor-protégé program for all small business concerns. Although this new program resembles the existing mentor-protégé program for 8(a) firms, it is a distinct program that permits all small business concerns to participate in...

Congratulations to Rath Enterprises, Inc.

Congratulations to Rath Enterprises, Inc.  DC’s Department of Transportation has certified  Rath as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise.  DC-based Rath Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.rathinc.com/about.html) is capable of performing all aspects of environmental remediation and demolition services, including asbestos & lead removal, along with the remediation of mold, contaminated transformers, batteries, ballast, PCB oil and more.  It...

M. Luis Construction Opens New Facility

The O’Riordan Bethel Law firm congratulates its client the M. Luis Construction Co. on the opening of a new asphalt facility in Glen Burnie, Md. For the owners of the M. Luis Construction Co., Cidalia Luis-Akbar and Natalia Luis, this marks their second asphalt manufacturing facility in the Baltimore metropolitan area. The new plant...

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