North Central Regional Council
The North Central (NCRC), dedicated to Small Business Education and Advocacy, is one of the seven regional Small Business Councils, sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD). These councils are dedicated to enhancing the utilization of small businesses, to include those small businesses owned by the disadvantaged, women, veterans, service-disabled veterans and firms located in Historically Underutilized Business Zones across the country. The councils are comprised of Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) Directors from the DoD, Small Business Professionals from other Federal civilian agencies as well as Small Business Liaison Officers (SBLO) from large Federal prime contractors, non-profits, universities, and educational institutions, all sharing the related mission to support and utilize small business.
Active voting membership is limited to employees of the Federal Government promoting the small business program. Associate, non-voting membership may be extended to personnel of non-profit organizations for the interests of small business, such as Small business Development Centers, and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and to personnel acting as Small Business Liaison Officers with area contractors.