FY2017 was absolutely the WORST YEAR for the HUBZone program – since 2003!
The Program has been in steady decline for 10 years straight and has never approached its 3% goal
'Business As Usual' has not been working
In 2018, small business owner and contracting expert Neil McDonnell launched the new HUBZone Chamber of Commerce with a mission to remove the biggest barriers to participation.
“Government Contracting is NOT a Secret... it’s just a Process.”
The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce Action Plan included –
Non-stop bridge building, promotion and fierce member determination and engagement
1000+ procurement-ready small businesses became members
In 2018, HUBZone Firms won $3 BILLION more than 2017
Percentage awarded jumped from 1.65% (FY17) to 2.05% (FY2018)
The FIRST positive increase in 10 years
The Chamber engages with the SBA, federal agency OSDBUs and small business professionals like Paul Ross of DOE (photo), PTACs, Economic Development Councils, local chambers of commerce, and others on behalf of the 5,000 HUBZone small businesses we represent.
Our priority is to raise the visibility of qualified procurement-ready small businesses so that they can stand out during the market research phase and better compete for government contracts.Invite Neil McDonnell to speak at your event
*NOTE: The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce has no government-affiliation and receives no government funding
The HUBZone Chamber of Commerce was founded by Government Contracting expert and Small Business owner Neil McDonnell for the benefit of ALL small business owners – most especially those HUBZone-certified companies located in America's Historically Under-Utilized Business Zone communities.
The Chamber is not a lobbying organization. We are a 'Business-Bridge-Building' organization! HUBZone companies collaborating to secure federal contracts and helping the government achieve its 3% HUBZone contracting goals.