8(a) Advocacy Association Denounces One-Sided Story

Joaqlin Estus, KNBA – Anchorage

A Native 8(a) advocacy association has denounced what it calls a one-sided story about Alaska Native corporations and the Small Business Administration Section 8(a) program, which provides the corporations with special advantages in competing for federal contracts. The story, by a reporter with the online public interest news site ProPublica, ran in USA Today in mid-December.

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