HUBZone Certification is a very powerful tool for entering or augmenting your firm’s federal sales. This Certification is available for all industries. We help you review your eligibility and complete the application so you can obtain this certification as quickly as possible.

Introduction to HUBZone

Congress created the HUBZone Certification to utilize small businesses in under utilized economic zones to create employment opportunities. The HUBZone’s are comprised of Rural Counties, Indian Lands, or Parts of Urban Areas.

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HUBZone Certification Small Business Highlights
  • There are 4,500 HUBZone Firms.
  • HUBZone firms share over $13.5 billion in federal sales.
  • Average federal sales are around $3 million per year in federal sales.
  • HUBZone Certification allows for HUBZone only set-aside contracts.
  • Sole Source Contracts for HUBZone firms are direct award contracts similar to doing business with private sector clients.
  • 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions.
  • HUBZone firms are eligible to have JV contracts with other firms.
  • HUBZone firm can combine with a GSA Schedule contract to amplify the firm’s federal sales.
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HUBZone Program Key Information
  • There is no duration of time a firm must be in business to obtain a HUBZone Certification.
  • A firm can remain HUBZone certified if it meets the requirements, there is no sunset provision such as the 9-year duration for an 8(a) certified firm.
  • Owners of a HUBZone firm do not have to be economically disadvantages which is a requirement for both the 8(a) and EDWOSB Certification program.
  • The HUBZone Certification can be obtained with other SBA Certifications providing the firm with addition federal sole source and set-aside opportunities.
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Benefits of HUBZone Certification
  • HUBZone Certification provides access to new market, federal agencies and federal contracts.
  • Increases the firm’s subcontracting opportunities by helping the firm’s it works with fulfill their social and economic inclusiveness requirements.
  • HUBZone firms obtain this designation on there, GSA Schedule and other GWAC and IDIQ contracts. This allows federal buyers to find your HUBZone firm when they need that given set-aside in your industry.
  • Long-term relationships are started then built working with federal contractors that started with HUBZone status.
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Benefits of Using Our Services

We are experts and have over 20 years of experience at getting clients HUBZone Certified. He are well versed at all the intricacies of the HUBZone Certification to make sure you achieve your certification in the shortest time possible.

15-Min HUBZone Eligibility Call
  • We will spend time first going over the qualifications for the HUBZone Certification.
  • Benefits and how well your firm is aligned to take advantage of HUBZone opportunities.
  • Mechanics for how we complete the application.
  • Useful tips about the program.
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Key HUBZone Eligibility Information

  • HUBZone firms Headquarters is required to be located within a HUBZone. The firm’s Headquarters for purposes of HUBZone is where the most employees reside.
  • 35% of HUBZone employees must reside within a HUBZone.
  • The Headquarters or HUBZone employees do not need to reside within the same HUBZone, HUB Zones can be mixed and matched.
  • The Supporting Documentation for proving HUBZone employment status can be either a Utility Bill, Lease Agreement or Mortgage Statement, Driver’s License or State ID, Voter Registration Card, or Tax Documents.

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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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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 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.

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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.

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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 2023 Number of Firms Average Revenue
$13,555,997,461 4,531 $2,991,833
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.