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HUBZone Certification

A Powerful Tool for Obtaining Federal Contracts.


HUBZone Benefits

  • Bid on federal contracts reserved for HUBZone businesses.
  • Gain a 10 percent price evaluation preference in full and open competition procurements.
  • Receive SBA coaching and training in business plans, federal marketing, and financing.
  • Form joint ventures which allow your HUBZone firm to bid on federal contracts with larger businesses.
  • Combine a HUBZone with a GSA Schedule to amplify your federal sales results.

15-Min HUBZone Eligibility Call

  • Go over HUBZone Eligibility
  • Discuss if HUBZone Benefits Align with your firm.
  • Mechanics for how we complete the application.
  • Useful Tips about the program.

Three Major HUBZone Eligible Geographical Area Types

All HUBZone Locations

1.) HUBZone: Qualified Counties


2.) HUBZone: Census Tracts


3.) HUBZone: Indian Land


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Select your industry below to reveal the average HUBZone firm’s sales for your industry as well as + GSA Combination

Totals / Average

HUBZone Average Sales this Industry   GSA Schedule Sales for a firm with an HUBZone in this Industry   Synergy (Generally adding an HUBZone to a GSA Creates More Sales than from the GSA Schedule Alone)   Synergy Ratio
HUBZone Industry Grouping Total HUBZone Federal Sales Number of HUBZone Firms Average HUBZone Sales   GSA Schedule Only Sales HUBZone Firms Number of HUBZone Firms w/ GSA Schedule Average HUBZone Sales Directly from the GSA Schedule System   Total Federal Sales HUBZone GSA Contract Holders Number of HUBzone Firms w. GSA Schedule Average Total HUBZone Federal Sales for firms with a GSA Schedule   GSA Schedule Sales Advantages
Totals / Average 13,860,516,167 6,189 2,239,540 1,183,320,302 888 1,332,568 3,260,843,835 888 3,672,121 1.81

HUBZone Reach

HUBZone program has many stakeholder that benefit from the program that directly or indirectly benefit the HUBZone Certification Holder

HUBZone Firm

1. Federal Contracting Preferences:

HUBZone-certified businesses gain preferential treatment when competing for federal contracts. Federal agencies are required to set aside a certain percentage of their contracts for HUBZone-certified small businesses, providing these firms with a competitive advantage in the procurement process.

2. Competitive Edge:

Being HUBZone-certified can differentiate a business from competitors in the federal contracting space. This certification can be a valuable marketing tool, signaling to government agencies that the business is committed to supporting economic development in distressed areas.

3. Access to Sole-Source Contracts:

HUBZone-certified businesses may qualify for sole-source contracts, which means they can be awarded contracts without competitive bidding under certain conditions. This streamlines the procurement process for both the government and the certified business.

4. Subcontracting Opportunities:

HUBZone-certified businesses may also benefit from subcontracting opportunities when larger prime contractors seek to fulfill their HUBZone subcontracting goals. This opens up additional avenues for revenue and collaboration. Tax Incentives: While not directly related to the certification program, HUBZone businesses may be eligible for certain tax incentives. These incentives can include preferential tax treatment for investments in HUBZone businesses.

HUBZone Community

1. Job Creation and Community Development:

By locating and expanding businesses in economically distressed areas, HUBZone certification contributes to job creation and economic development in these communities. This aligns with the programs overarching goal of stimulating economic growth in historically underutilized areas.

2. Networking and Support Services:

The HUBZone program offers networking opportunities and support services to certified businesses. This includes assistance in navigating the federal procurement process, understanding compliance requirements, and connecting with other businesses and resources.

Large Prime Contractors

1. Help Large Firms Meet Contracting Goals:

Many larger firms, especially those working on federal contracts, have specific contracting targets in which they have agreed to use small businesses and those located in HUBZones. Subcontracting with a HUBZone firm helps the prime contractor fulfill these goals and maintain compliance with government contracting requirements.

2. Can Give Large Firms a Competitive Advantage:

Subcontracting with a HUBZone firm can increase a large firms contract performance evaluation and thus increasing their overall firm federal performance evaluation. The difference between a “good” rating and an “excellent” rating by a firm results in a net bid advantage between 5-8%. Therefore, contracting with HUBZone firms and obtaining an “excellent” rating provides a firm with a strategic pricing advantage.


Federal Spending 2023Number of FirmsAverage Revenue
HUBZone is a Small Business Administration (SBA) program designed for small businesses that operate and employ people in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones).

The HUBZone program was created as part of the Small Business Administration Reauthorization Act (Public Law 105-135).

There are currently approximately 6,800 firms in this program, and the congressional contracting goals for HUBZone firms are 3 percent of all federal procurement. In 2018 contracting dollars awarded to HUBZone firms was $932M, meaning each HUBZone firm earned an average of $100K in federal contract revenue as a result of the firm’s HUBZone certification.

The HUBZones are derived, as well as redistricted, as a result of information gathered from each U.S. Census.
HUBZone Application Service Fee: $1,700 Buy Now
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Additional 2023 HUBZone GROWTH Information

Year HUBZone Contracting Dollars
2023 $13.5 Billion
2022 $13.6 Billion
2021 $13.9 Billion
2020 $13.5 Billion
2019 $11.2 Billion
2018 $9.9 Billion
2017 $6.0 Billion
2016 $6.9 Billion
2015 $6.5 Billion
2014 $6.7 Billion
2013 $6.2 Billion
2012 $7.6 Billion
2011 $9.2 Billion
2010 $11.3 Billion
2009 $12.0 Billion
2008 $9.9 Billion
2007 $8.9 Billion

HUBZone Agency Spending Information

HUBZone Spending by Agency Fiscal Year 2023
AGENCY 2023 2022 2021
Agency for International Development $25,384,412 $22,139,789 $31,082,010
Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled $41,702 $29,852 $76,382
Commodity Futures Trading Commission $1,818,282 $3,877,992 $1,898,200
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau $4,686,286 $2,614,396 $1,099,855
Consumer Product Safety Commission $2,083,904 $3,522,311 $3,229,910
Corporation for National and Community Service $4,736,433 $3,437,862 $1,537,340
Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency $25,273 $18,195
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency $3,934,489 $7,407,354 $3,049,960
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board $150,805 $25,548 $58,380
Department of Agriculture $763,181,122 $685,881,629 $608,448,828
Department of Commerce $340,481,513 $315,592,745 $429,988,613
Department of Defense $5,850,964,108 $6,463,469,821 $6,030,112,921
Department of Education $31,388,576 $23,243,403 $19,681,523
Department of Energy $105,628,139 $85,143,328 $103,031,412
Department of Health and Human Services $833,940,308 $694,739,825 $620,610,941
Department of Homeland Security $1,140,269,743 $1,066,374,510 $984,698,925
Department of Housing and Urban Development $(78,052,107) $72,308,020 $80,935,979
Department of Justice $315,602,018 $236,787,564 $196,018,427
Department of Labor $285,040,144 $266,220,586 $190,688,787
Department of State $658,485,744 $690,207,415 $735,622,580
Department of the Interior $527,368,719 $386,403,662 $336,899,157
Department of the Treasury $387,978,005 $384,378,524 $225,976,142
Department of Transportation $336,753,058 $324,570,090 $269,837,532
Department of Veterans Affairs $986,374,697 $896,938,318 $721,630,103
District of Columbia Courts $264,837 $110,935 $635,547
Environmental Protection Agency $53,901,046 $56,055,394 $44,477,589
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission $304,495 $361,097 $249,402
Executive Office of the President $3,391,039 $3,752,791 $3,772,009
Export-Import Bank of the United States $1,020,630 $948,444 $2,070,426
Federal Communications Commission $4,121,669 $3,077,880 $1,907,454
Federal Election Commission $23,897 $86,732 $30,112
Federal Labor Relations Authority $70,863 $361,134
Federal Maritime Commission $117,658 $3,500 $3,500
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service $1,454,400 $533,140 $423,591
Federal Trade Commission $4,479,838 $3,450,508 $2,241,511
General Services Administration $525,200,324 $501,329,654 $362,262,967
Government Accountability Office $4,505,567 $3,134,954 $3,203,219
Institute of Museum and Library Services $33,380 $199,771 $8,913
International Trade Commission $735,372 $833,694 $371,180
Merit Systems Protection Board $1,054,249 $605,905 $276,061
Millennium Challenge Corporation $508,263 $549,942 $1,236,067
Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation $74,945 $- $59,356
National Aeronautics and Space Administration $160,094,482 $164,378,814 $119,375,529
National Archives and Records Administration $12,058,283 $4,115,375 $2,112,697
National Endowment for the Arts $325,605 $776,718 $505,496
National Endowment for the Humanities $161,309 $183,006 $192,646
National Gallery of Art $267,935 $305,430 $147,436
National Labor Relations Board $2,188,210 $7,967,232 $8,990,489
National Science Foundation $33,287,110 $24,435,014 $23,801,485
National Transportation Safety Board $450,221 $164,294 $1,067,979
Nuclear Regulatory Commission $14,886,779 $13,127,113 $11,219,568
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission $252,406
Office of Personnel Management $21,962,560 $19,150,739 $18,585,923
Peace Corps $3,011,281 $2,329,881 $415,474
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation $4,744,090 $3,719,378 $2,380,191
Railroad Retirement Board $2,299,379 $557,947 $671,978
Securities and Exchange Commission $27,307,517 $25,144,727 $23,913,401
Selective Service System $4,073,431 $479,637 $611,149
Small Business Administration $89,263,268 $134,611,261 $36,148,157
Smithsonian Institution $10,928,667 $10,295,798 $5,318,720
Social Security Administration $27,350,705 $18,280,742 $15,336,647
U.S. Agency for Global Media $7,065,254 $4,641,982 $3,159,296
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation $1,847,233 $1,736,303 $932,230
United States Chemical Safety Board $649,799 $474,742
United States Trade and Development Agency $1,991,092 $505,120 $600,300
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