The HUBZone Contractors National Council has appointed Kindra Harvey, Leesburg’s business development manager, to its Economic Development Committee.
The mission of the panel is: to define and promote economic benefits of the HUBZone Program, to reach out to state and local economic development agencies and district SBA offices to promote the HUBZone Program, to develop a toolbox of resources to assist small businesses and agencies in maximizing HUBZone benefits, and to monitor and recommend changes to related programs and services.
Harvey will bring a local economic development agency perspective to the committee.
“I believe the spirit of the HUBZone program makes it one of the best programs to benefit small government contractors and the community,” she stated. “This program helps small business owners grow and expand their company while giving back to the community by helping neighbors to start a new career”
A section of downtown Leesburg was designated as a HUBZone by the U.S. Small Business Administration in 2013. The program promotes economic development and employment growth in distressed areas through federal contracting opportunities. To date, 73 Leesburg businesses have received HUBZone certification.