A Hanahan businesswoman took second place in the U.S. Small Business Administration's Small Business Person of the Year competition, it was announced Tuesday

Rebecca Ufkes, president of UEC Electronics, was honored for growing her business, which designs and assembles engineered products in a newly expanded 19,000-square-foot facility off of Yeamans Hall Road.

The national competition's winner, Waymon Armstrong, owns a computer simulation company in Florida.