A proposed Small Business Administration rule would limit to four the number of industries in which women-owned small businesses would qualify for restricted competition status.
The proposed rule was submitted for publication in the Federal Register Dec. 20. Public comment will be accepted until Feb. 25.
The four industries are national security and international affairs; coating, engraving, heat treating and allied activities; household and institutional furniture and kitchen cabinet manufacturing; and other motor vehicle dealers.
To review the proposal and make comments, visit the SBA’s Web site.