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Sunday, August 06, 2006

Computer Consulting Firm Commercial Data Systems Earns HUBZone Certification

Computer consulting firm Commercial Data Systems, based in Honolulu recently received “HUBZone” certification from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This certification allows the computer consulting firm to have access to federal jobs and government loans.

Vice president of sales and marketing for Commercial Data Systems Mark Gilbert states this new certification will give the computer consulting business preferred status from the government and will give it access to the $70 billion spent on IT by the federal government each year. Three percent of this amount typically goes to HUBZone certified companies, which means Commercia Data Systems’ market will double.

Gilbert went on to say he did not find out his company could qualify for HUBZone certification until he read an article on the PBN website that announced all of Hawaii as a HUBZone, otherwise known as a historically underutilized business zone. Any company with 35 percent of its employees living in Hawaii that does business with the federal government can apply for and benefit from this certification.

This certification makes computer consulting firm Commercial Data Systems the largest minority-owned HubZone company in the United States. The consulting business was begun in 1986 and has two headquarters – one in Hawaii and one in New Mexico.

Blogged By: Computer Consulting Kit