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SBA HUBZone program

The U.S. Small Business Adminstration (SBA) runs the Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program in order to assist small businesses in certain urban and rural areas gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities. To participate in the HUBZone program, the small business in question must be located in (and 35% of the businesses employees must reside in) specific designated areas as found on the HUBZone map (available at The map is continuously updated by the SBA.

Participation in the HUBZone program allows a given business to obtain access to competitive and sole-source contracting as well certain preference mechanisms in bidding. Applying for the HUBZone program entails meeting certain eligibility requirements and following certain steps as listed on the SBA’s website.


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