The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a “principal office” in one of these specially designated areas. The program resulted from provisions contained in the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997.

The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program is administered by a staff in Washington, D.C. in cooperation with field staff located in SBA District Offices around the country. A full listing of those local District Office staff members [HUBZone liaisons] is available on the HUBZone web page under “Contacts.”

HUBZone home page

Notice for most MSIE 4.0 and some MSIE 5.0 users

Most MSIE 4.0 (and some MSIE 5.0) users may be unable to connect to the HUBZone site (https) and receive an error message stating, “Cannot connect to an expired server certificate.”

You must either upgrade your browser to a newer version or update it by following the instructions from Verisign that appear in the pop-up window.