Big Sky Associates Earns SBA HUBZone Certification

Certification brings new access and opportunities for Big Sky and its clients

Washington, D.C. – May 1, 2015 – Big Sky Associates is pleased to announce its designation as a HUBZone-certified company by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. The program encourages agencies to spend a given percentage of their budgets with businesses located in these communities, promoting growth in areas with proven economic needs.

“We are proud of Big Sky’s success in becoming a HUBZone-certified company.  Through the HUBZone Program, we look forward to a simplified contracting process, saving our clients time and money while still providing expertise and results,” said Lori Benson, an executive at Big Sky Associates.

Big Sky encourages all federal agency and company executives to learn more about this program and others like it. The firm has several resources available which explain more about the program and its benefits. Those interested can visit Big Sky’s website ( to find:

  • Two blog posts explaining more about the program and its benefits to  prime contractor partners, defense executives and government contract officers
  • An in-depth webinar that discusses the distinct advantages of a HUBZone contract
  • Link to the SBA’s HUBZone search tool, connecting users with HUBZone-certified firms
  • Links to the HUBZone Council website and HUBZone Council fact sheet

“Many contracting officers aren’t fully aware how federally approved programs like HUBZone can enhance their success, while also saving the time and money. Partnering with a HUBZone small business can give your team a decisive advantage at the procurement table,” continued Benson. 

“Since we are one of the few HUBZone-certified operations improvement firms , Big Sky has rich insight into the process and advantages for all stakeholders. I encourage interested partners to visit our website to learn more about how we can help you simplify your acquisition process while still meeting your government procurement goals,” Benson concluded.

About Big Sky Associates
Big Sky Associates is a HUBZone-certified Washington, D.C. and Charlotte-based small business that specializes in operations improvement, specifically in the areas of security, suitability, and insider threat. With a reputation for data-driven approaches, leaders in both the public and private sectors look to Big Sky when speed, flexibility, and measurable results are of paramount importance. A commitment to tangible value and efficiency gains guides Big Sky’s services and solutions.  Learn more at