MEC-Leesburg members BRC International Corp and Catalyst Operations & Analytics LLC have received their HUBZone certification. The Small Business Administration manages the HUBZone program, a certification with both office geographic location and employee profile requirements. Once certified, companies are able to gain access to a specific set of Contracting set-asides. Krag Reinertson, Principal at BRC International, said, “I wanted to thank you for assisting us in [getting HUBZone certified]. You were a life saver!” Catalyst Operations & Analytics received their certification faster than any other MEC company, says Susan Henson, MEC-Leesburg Regional Director.   “Because MEC-Leesburg is in a HUBZone, we have specialized expertise, contacts at SBA, and programming to assist small government contractors as they seek their certification and successfully grow their companies.”