Downtown Company Joins the Historically Underutilized Business Zone Program

Author: FASTSIGNS® of Birmingham, AL - Downtown
Fastsigns Downtown Birmingham, Alabama location

FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Birmingham receives HUBZone Certification

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) May 9, 2017 – Local business owners Margie and Tom George, who own and operate AccuPrint and FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Birmingham, recently received certification for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program.

Fastsigns Downtown Birmingham, Alabama locationThe HUBZone Program helps businesses located in distressed urban and rural communities – historically underutilized business zones – promote economic development and employment growth by providing Federal contracting opportunities for certified participants.

“As downtown residents and business owners, we love to see the city’s revitalization and are committed to helping businesses in the area grow,” said Margie George. “Through the HUBZone Program, we will continue to expand, create jobs and offer even more value to existing and potential customers.”

For nearly 20 years, the Georges have owned their commercial printing business, AccuPrint, located at 2023 1st Ave. in the heart of downtown where they live in a renovated loft above the business. In 2015, they decided to expand their business and diversify their product offering by opening a FASTSIGNS co-brand location in the same building.

FASTSIGNS provides comprehensive visual communications solutions including wall, window and floor graphics, architectural signs, banners, trade show displays, printed materials, digital signage and more. The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be reached at (205) 852-3810.


FASTSIGNS® of Downtown Birmingham is an independently owned and operated sign, graphics and visual communications company that provides comprehensive visual marketing solutions to customers of all sizes—across all industries—to help them attract more attention, communicate their message, sell more products, help visitors find their way and extend their branding across all of their customer touch points including décor, events, wearables, digital signage and marketing materials. To learn more, visit or call (205) 852-3810.