Community and Business Development News

The city’s Community & Business Development Department is holding a HUB Certification Day on Friday, Sept. 18, to help minority- and woman-owned businesses apply for certification with the state Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses.

City representatives will be available from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Forsyth Technical Community College Small Business Center in 525@Vine, 525 Vine St. in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter.

Certification with the state HUB office provides businesses with greater exposure to business opportunities in state procurement and contracting. All HUB-certified businesses are listed in the Vendor Link System, which is widely used by state agencies, universities, community colleges, local schools, local governments and institutions and the public to locate historically underutilized businesses for goods, services and construction. However, HUB certification does not guarantee that a business will receive contracts with the state or other public entities.

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