U.S Small Business Administration Forum: Access To Government Contracting Did you know over $6 Billion in contracts were awarded to eligible small businesses in Georgia by the federal government last year? Here are some related small business programs: SBA HUBZone Program facilitates contracting assistance to small businesses in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (rural and urban) to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development. SBA 8(a) Business Development Program helps empower small disadvantaged businesses to operate at greater capacity via ‘set-aside’ and ‘sole source’ federal contracting opportunities. Learn benefits of HUBZone and 8(a) BD Programs such as possible “set-asides” and “bid offsets” on federal procurements. Using HUBZone and 8(a)BD Program participation to team or partner in joint ventures. Overview of the application process for HUBZone and 8(a) BD Program participation. Space is limited for this NO COST workshop! Register today! Find the location closest to you! Registration is required.