“Clinton County is home to a strong number of skilled workers and small businesses. Now they’ll have an advantage in securing federal contracts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside Dayton, the Department of Energy (Nuclear Cleanup) in Cincinnati, as well as a number of other federal offices throughout the region and nation,” said Turner.
These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in HUBZones. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas.
“This designation places our local small businesses and their employees in a better position to expand operations and potentially hire more workers as a result of their contracts with the federal government. I look forward to seeing that growth in the years to come,” added Turner.