Federal contracts tougher to get

Federal contracts tougher to get

Much of S.W. Colo. loses preference in bidding based on census data
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Employees of Chinook Medical Gear, Inc., fill an order for “Care Under Fire” kits for the Fayetteville, Ark., Police Department and restock shelves with IV kits and emergency dental kits. Chinook and other La Plata County businesses are no longer classified as HUBZone-qualified companies, a change that may threaten local firms’ ability to win federal contracts.

Federal contracts tougher to get

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STEVE LEWIS/Durango Herald
Employees of Chinook Medical Gear, Inc., fill an order for “Care Under Fire” kits for the Fayetteville, Ark., Police Department and restock shelves with IV kits and emergency dental kits. Chinook and other La Plata County businesses are no longer classified as HUBZone-qualified companies, a change that may threaten local firms’ ability to win federal contracts.
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