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8a Construction Statistics

$112.4 Billion is the amount of Federal Spend for Construction for 2011
5% is the target spending for 8a firms
$5.6 Billion is the minimum target for construction spending with 8a firms.
2638 Number of 8a Construction Firms
$2.1 MM available per 8a Construction Firm

If you are a construction firm and you have been thinking about getting 8a certified but lack them time and experience to complete the 8a application yourself maybe it is time you let us help you out. ez8a specializes in 8a applications, but our unique offering to your firm is that we have two engineers on staff. They have the ability to interpret your past work history and expertly present job details to make sure your firm will be awarded your 8a status. We also have a CPA and MBA on staff to review your financial data to substantiate your economic narrative and other critical financial data specific to the construction industry and as always ez8a social disadvantaged narrative writers are regarded as tops in the industry. Additional 8a Work (Disaster Recover)

8a Certification holders are one of the mechanisms of choice for Federal Disaster recovery because of their ability to be awarded set-aside contracts of up to $3.5MM. This helps victims of natural disasters because 8a firms can be more responsive than other companies because 8a firms can get contract awards immediately.

When most people in the U.S. think of natural disasters they think of the devastating losses suffered from Hurricane Katrina, with 1800 lives lost and $134 Billion in property damages. Many think that natural disasters are a once in a lifetime occurrence. However in the period from January 10, 2000 to January 1, 2010, 560 Presidential Disaster Declarations have been signed. The average US Federal Spending on disasters from 2000 to 2007 is $11.5 Billion dollars annually. These disasters are spread evenly throughout the country.

Number Presidential Designated Disasters Region
I 41 ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT
II 35 NY, NJ
III 49 PA, VA, WV, MD, DE
IV 111 KY, TN, AL, MS, GA, SC, NC, FL
V 64 MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH
VI 76 NM, OK, AK, TX, LA
VII 67 IA, MS, NE, KA
VIII 38 MT, CO, WY, UT, ND, SD
IX 45 CA, NV, AZ, HI
X 34 WA, ID, OR, AK

Helping the Federal Government in disaster relief can be a great source of extra revenue for 8a certified firms and can also help people in a time in need. Feel free to give us a call with any questions you might have regarding 8a Certification. 513-843-4288