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8(a) Construction Spending by State

There are 1,646 socially and economically disadvantaged construction firms that have taken the necessary steps to become 8(a) Certified. This represents around 30% of 8(a) firms. The total amount of construction spending was $5.5B, of which $3.9B of this spending (71%) was spent with the Department of Defense. This creates opportunities for 8(a) firms in all 50 states and U.S. Territories. To see the value of an 8(a) engaged in construction in your state, see the table below.
 

State

Number of 8(a) Firms

8(a) Construction Spending

Average Construction Spending

Alabama

18

190,081,919

10,560,107

Alaska

90

191,583,892

2,128,710

Arizona

49

129,013,870

2,632,936

Arkansas

5

26,793,817

5,358,763

California

242

643,243,062

2,658,029

Colorado

41

182,658,002

4,455,073

Connecticut

4

17,511,481

4,377,870

Delaware

7

10,723,508

1,531,930

District of Columbia

32

270,830,122

8,463,441

Florida

122

435,101,002

3,566,402

Georgia

54

240,907,171

4,461,244

Hawaii

29

72,382,974

2,495,965

Idaho

22

18,917,237

859,874

Illinois

27

41,567,997

1,539,555

Indiana

8

20,681,225

2,585,153

Iowa

8

10,235,577

1,279,447

Kansas

7

46,906,719

6,700,960

Kentucky

11

25,700,607

2,336,419

Louisiana

69

152,333,022

2,207,725

Massachusetts

14

42,238,038

3,017,003

Maine

3

56,461,725

18,820,575

Maryland

91

348,650,964

3,831,329

Mississippi

26

57,649,586

2,217,292

Michigan

28

34,720,936

1,240,033

Minnesota

7

26,162,526

3,737,504

Missouri

27

80,357,549

2,976,206

Montana

6

9,385,467

1,564,245

Nebraska

6

37,963,028

6,327,171

Nevada

14

43,560,319

3,111,451

New Hampshire

2

5,202,134

2,601,067

New Jersey

31

73,203,337

2,361,398

New Mexico

42

112,002,206

2,666,719

New York

28

80,533,872

2,876,210

North Carolina

25

170,416,666

6,816,667

North Dakota

5

13,083,202

2,616,640

Ohio

23

33,738,643

1,466,898

Oklahoma

33

145,486,903

4,408,694

Oregon

13

29,701,967

2,284,767

Pennsylvania

27

135,174,975

5,006,481

Rhode Island

4

41,555,344

10,388,836

South Carolina

15

105,750,827

7,050,055

South Dakota

3

13,022,058

4,340,686

Tennessee

21

24,856,564

1,183,646

Texas

147

426,561,954

2,901,782

Utah

27

58,660,027

2,172,594

Vermont

0

7,309,465

N/A

Virginia

83

366,219,978

4,412,289

Washington

32

148,568,972

4,642,780

West Virginia

5

36,661,479

7,332,296

Wisconsin

9

32,929,402

3,658,822

Wyoming

4

20,657,788

5,164,447

Totals

1,646

5,545,621,105

3,369,150


If you have any questions on the qualifications or benefits of acquiring the SBA’s 8(a) Certification, I always recommend contacting an industry expert such as ez8a. They can be reached at (859)442-3300, and do not charge for an initial consultation.

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