IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 6, 2012
Mr. Nelson of Florida (for himself and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
To ensure that all of Brevard County, Florida, is treated as a HUBZone, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Shuttle Workforce Revitalization Act
Congress finds the following:
The termination of the space shuttle program has resulted in significant economic hardship for the region surrounding the Kennedy Space Center.
The highly skilled space shuttle workforce in Brevard County, Florida, is a unique asset of the United States, the retention of which will facilitate advancements in science and technology.
The technical capabilities, dedication, and perseverance of the space shuttle workforce will enhance the technological competitiveness of the United States by cultivating and developing the small business community within Brevard County, Florida.
It is in the national interest to remain globally competitive in the fields of science and technology.
Brevard County, Florida
For purposes of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.), Brevard County, Florida, shall be a HUBZone, as defined in section 3(p) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(p)), until not earlier than January 1, 2020.