What are HUBZONES? 

For certain contracts, the government limits competition to buisnesses in historically underutilized business zones (HUBZones). In full and open competition, the federal government also gives preferential consideration to those businesses. 

By Joining the HUBZone program, it makes your business eligible to compete for the program’s set-aside contracts. HUBZone-certified businesses also get a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.

HUBZone-certified businesses can still compete for contract awards under other socio-economic programs they qualify for.


HUBZone program qualifications

To qualify for the HUBZone program, your business must:

  • Be a small business
  • Be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by U.S. citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian organization, or an Indian tribe
  • Have its principal office located in a HUBZone
  • Have at least 35 percent of its employees live in a HUBZone

For more information about HUBZones and to see if you qualify, visit the SBA's website. 

How can I find HUBZones in my area?  Search the SBA HubZone Map