HUBZone Quick Facts

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The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) Contracting program was enact- ed into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. Under the supervision of the U.S. Small Business Administration, the program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones - “HUBZones” - through the establishment of the preference that the federal government will award 3% of all federal prime contract- ing dollars to HUBZone-certified small businesses each year. SBA’s HUBZone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in certain distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. A recent 2019 regulation adjustment to the program will make it more attractive to small businesses to invest in HUBZone’s and hire HUBZone residents, providing greater impact to communi- ties, and making it easier for federal agencies to meet their goals to award the necessary contracts.

HUBZones in the 48 contiguous US states shown in dark gray. Blue dots represent HUBZone firms who have won contracts*. Dot size increases with size of contract.


$ 10% price evaluation


Eligibility for HUBZone set-aside and sole source contracts

preference in full and open contract competitions


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Eligibility Requirements

The business must be small by SBA standards according to the firm’s North American Industry Code System (NAICS code). The business must be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, a Native Hawaiian organizaationor an Indian tribe.

The business’ principal office must be located in a HUBZone. Principal office is defined as the office where the greatest number of employees work.

At least 35% (round up) of all of the business’ employees must reside in a HUBZone.

For More Information

Meet with your local SBA District Office to discuss opportunities for contracting. Find your District Office: For more information about Government Contracting, visit The HUBZone Helpdesk can be reached at:

Find out if you are in a HUBZone at

The HUBZone Program Office holds virtual Office Hours every week. Check out the HUBZone website for details:

Merritt Properties in HUBZones

100 West

Towson, MD

Baltimore County

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Baltimore County

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Prince George’s County

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Baltimore City

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The Exchange

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Baltimore County


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