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Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program

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The purpose of the Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program is to provide Federal contracting assistance for qualified Small Business concerns located in HUBZones to:

  • Increase employment opportunities
  • Stimulate capital investment in those areas
  • Empower communities through economic leveraging and reinvestment within the community of wages and taxes

To be a qualified HUBZone Small Business concern a company must:

  • Be a Small Business
  • Be 51% owned and controlled only by U.S. citizens
  • Have the “principal office” located in a HUBZone
  • Have at least 35% of the company’s employees residing in a HUBZone (doesn’t have to be the same HUBZone as the company’s principal office)
  • Be certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Additional information may be found at the Small Business Administration’s HUBZone web site.

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