Bizzell Receives HUBZone Certification from SMALL BUSINESS ASSOCIATION (SBA)
December 10, 2021 (New Carrollton, MD) – The Bizzell Group (Bizzell), a minority-owned small business specializing in strategy, consulting, and technology, is pleased to announce the company’s certification as a Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) business by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The HUBZone program fuels small business growth in historically underutilized business zones with a goal of awarding at least 3% of federal contract dollars to HUBZone-certified companies each year.
“The HUBZone certification will allow our firm to expand and provide employment opportunities to those in traditionally underserved areas,” said Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President & CEO of Bizzell. “We are committed to identifying, cultivating, and connecting talent to federal projects that allow our teams to continue delivering data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to the world’s most complex health, economic, security, and sustainability challenges.”
To achieve HUBZone Certification, Bizzell had to meet specific criteria defined by SBA that included its principal office being located within a Federally Designated HUBZone area and 35% or more of its employees residing within HUBZone regions. As a certified HUBZone small business, Bizzell may receive program benefits, including eligibility for HUBZone set-aside awards, HUBZone sole source awards, the HUBZone Price Evaluation Preference in full and open competition, and HUBZone reserves. The HUBZone Certification also creates opportunities for Bizzell to generate additional jobs and stimulate economic development in urban and rural communities that have been designated as HUBZone areas.
Established in 2010, Bizzell is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 8(a) strategy, consulting, and technology firm with a passion to improve lives and accelerate change. Bizzell develops data-driven, research-informed, innovative solutions to some of the most critical issues of our time, including the opioid, Ebola, and COVID-19 epidemics. Under the leadership and vision of founder, Anton C. Bizzell, MD, the company has grown to a thriving firm with offices in New Carrollton, Lanham, and Rockville, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; Nigeria; and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.