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8a Certification for Construction Contractors

The Federal Government spends approximately $6B annually with 8(a) construction firms. This amount is approximately 20% of the Federal Governments annual construction budget of $30B. I have broken down the budget by States/US territory to show the total amount of Federal Spending in each location. Included is also transactional data with the average revenue per 8(a) firm in that State. This data is valuable in determining which states provide the most opportunities for 8(a) construction firms.

State

2014 Federal Government Wide

2014 Transactions

2014 8(a) Spending

2014 Transactions

Current # 8(a) Construction Firms

Percentage of Construction 8(a)

Average 8(a) Firm Spending

AK

932,226,101

4,283

212,342,142

701

69

22.8%

3,077,422

AL

2,101,839,624

2,373

128,256,971

1,021

32

6.1%

4,008,030

AR

141,979,203

592

6,300,368

35

6

4.4%

1,050,061

AZ

607,018,191

2,641

178,791,571

960

75

29.5%

2,383,888

CA

3,117,579,856

10,885

733,873,665

4,445

326

23.5%

2,251,146

CO

815,689,521

3,800

231,404,901

1,542

71

28.4%

3,259,224

CT

82,099,823

593

5,410,290

21

4

6.6%

1,352,573

DC

382,072,603

5,898

25,873,826

263

26

6.8%

995,147

DE

36,275,723

173

4,648,787

12

3

12.8%

1,549,596

FL

1,809,379,266

6,042

369,959,672

2,014

159

20.4%

2,326,790

GA

635,423,330

2,919

181,428,700

1,251

78

28.6%

2,326,009

GU

115,768,680

362

43,104,543

199

14

37.2%

3,078,896

HI

830,093,345

2,270

174,603,217

666

47

21.0%

3,714,962

IA

89,182,516

469

7,724,746

121

3

8.7%

2,574,915

ID

233,790,945

2,000

45,884,675

445

15

19.6%

3,058,978

IL

1,286,584,862

3,460

47,780,630

344

39

3.7%

1,225,144

IN

86,357,729

984

4,030,266

55

11

4.7%

366,388

KS

250,671,356

1,347

23,087,625

216

11

9.2%

2,098,875

KY

313,504,345

1,589

105,865,510

344

9

33.8%

11,762,834

LA

782,677,405

1,555

97,191,482

548

63

12.4%

1,542,722

MA

464,350,935

2,280

134,336,497

600

16

28.9%

8,396,031

MD

1,884,213,338

7,820

462,289,418

3,548

90

24.5%

5,136,549

ME

102,721,930

561

65,023,474

168

4

63.3%

16,255,869

MI

386,939,460

2,192

99,876,333

706

28

25.8%

3,567,012

MN

223,205,344

1,334

5,932,590

113

6

2.7%

988,765

MO

706,040,160

2,916

85,650,542

769

31

12.1%

2,762,921

MS

406,519,367

1,114

34,233,985

253

29

8.4%

1,180,482

MT

110,745,878

972

13,380,500

180

13

12.1%

1,029,269

NC

551,328,029

2,627

71,599,328

523

39

13.0%

1,835,880

ND

54,449,332

678

17,719,196

243

2

32.5%

8,859,598

NE

225,913,349

975

14,265,249

174

9

6.3%

1,585,028

NH

59,366,095

481

19,558,449

123

3

32.9%

6,519,483

NJ

646,274,102

2,443

130,160,001

543

22

20.1%

5,916,364

NM

205,885,458

1,495

178,651,788

968

57

86.8%

3,134,242

NV

105,628,819

570

18,122,280

155

16

17.2%

1,132,643

NY

740,605,148

2,733

75,679,066

383

29

10.2%

2,609,623

OH

444,189,431

2,240

84,337,495

569

45

19.0%

1,874,167

OK

569,735,871

2,718

169,990,466

711

26

29.8%

6,538,095

OR

184,439,188

1,705

4,800,060

98

20

2.6%

240,003

PA

639,157,488

3,100

88,888,430

594

24

13.9%

3,703,685

PR

61,924,242

415

20,778,199

180

31

33.6%

670,264

RI

47,562,932

237

3

0.0%

SC

245,821,926

1,520

58,049,106

471

19

23.6%

3,055,216

SD

45,680,674

689

3,630,117

37

6

7.9%

605,020

TN

230,281,529

1,494

103,275,288

422

27

44.8%

3,825,011

TX

1,352,747,778

7,045

385,283,844

2,445

248

28.5%

1,553,564

UT

353,641,050

1,622

81,704,355

592

28

23.1%

2,918,013

VA

2,179,684,533

8,723

556,100,031

3,419

97

25.5%

5,732,990

VI

1,238,957

41

293,458

4

23.7%

 

VT

6,443,884

169

0.0%

 

WA

1,164,733,403

3,831

115,194,788

750

66

9.9%

1,745,376

WI

286,474,441

2,566

13,127,239

92

10

4.6%

1,312,724

WV

38,554,114

457

3,192,964

47

1

8.3%

3,192,964

WY

45,008,534

382

18,397,400

246

8

40.9%

2,299,675