SBA proposes new rule to boost women-owned contracts

03/4/2010 | Government Executive ·

The Small Business Administration on Tuesday proposed a rule that could give women business owners an edge in winning federal government contracts. The SBA proposes to authorize set-aside contracts in the industries in which women are underrepresented. "Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest-growing segments of our economy, yet they continue to be underrepresented when it comes to federal contracting," said SBA Administrator Karen Mills.

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