SBA HUBZone Program Report

The Historically Underutilized Business Zone Empowerment Contracting (HUBZone) program provides participating  small businesses located in areas with low income, high poverty, or high unemployment with contracting opportunities in the form of set-asides, sole-source awards, and price-evaluation preferences.  Firms must be certified by the SBA to participate in the program. As of October 9, 2019, the SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search database included 7,107 firms with active HUBZone certifications. 

This report examines arguments both for and against targeting assistance to geographic areas with specified characteristics as opposed to providing assistance to people or business with specified characteristics.Also in the report is an assessment of the arguments both for and against the continuation of the HUBZone program. View the full report HERE