Lynker Technologies, LLC (Lynker), a leading provider of Information Technology (IT) and Scientific consulting services, announced today that the company has received HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA certified Lynker as a qualified HUBZone small business concern. The company is now eligible to receive HUBZone contracting opportunities, and is included in the listing of SBA qualified HUBZone small business concerns.
The HUBZone program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. Its mission is to promote job growth, capital investment, and economic development to historically underutilized business zones, referred to as HUBZones, by providing contracting assistance to small businesses located in these economically distressed communities. The purpose of the HUBZone program is to stimulate economic development and create jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone and maintain a principal office in one of these specially designated areas. The SBA regulates and implements the program, determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts, maintains a listing of qualified HUBZone small businesses Federal agencies can use to locate vendors, and adjudicates protests of eligibility to receive HUBZone contracts.
The HUBZone program helps Lynker gain preferential access to Federal procurement opportunities. Lynker’s HUBZone designation allows our Federal Government customers easier access to deliver IT and management consulting services to government agencies, as well as assists government agencies in meeting their small business contracting goals.