The SBA's HUBZone program provides incentives for government agencies to purchase goods and services from historically distressed areas and Indian areas. The government's goal is to have 3% of all purchases come from HUBZones (23% of all purchases are to come from small business as a whole). Businesses must apply to be HUB-zone certified and must comply with the following:
  • The business' primary office must be located in a HUBZone
  • It must be owned and controlled by one or more US Citizen(s)
  • At least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.
What to do:

Go to and enter your city to see if there are any areas designated as HUBZones. It is easiest to use the Address-Town-County Search, rather than the map, because the map only shows the larger HUB areas.

There is a HUB zone near Camino Real and Stanford Avenue.

If you are locating in a HUBZone, go to for information about HUBZones and click on "HUBZone Electronic Application" to apply.