Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)


This direct final rule extends the HUBZone map freeze mandated by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA 2018) from December 31, 2021, to June 30, 2023. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/05/05/2021-09397/hubzone-program-extending-map-freeze (May 2021)

This program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones – “HUBZones” – through the establishment of preferences. SBA’s HUBZone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more federal contracting opportunities. A HUBZone map, application and more specific information is available at www.sba.gov/hubzone.

• For information on the SBA’s HUBZone program in Southeast Wisconsin, please CLICK HERE.
• For information on the SBA’s HUBZone program in rural Wisconsin, please CLICK HERE.
• To view a presentation on HUBZones CLICK HERE.

A HUBZone may be one of the following:

• A qualified Census Tract (QCT)
• A qualified Nonmetropolitan County (QNMC)
• A qualified Indian Reservation (QIR)
• A Qualified Base Closure Area (QBA)
• A Re-designated Area
• Qualified Disaster Area
• Governor-designated Covered Areas

The HUBZone maps are working and the page at https://www.sba.gov/contracting/government-contracting-programs/hubzone-program/hubzone-maps is being updated accordingly.

In 2020, SBA is implementing comprehensive changes to the program including improvements in three major areas, please see link: https://www.sba.gov/federal-contracting/contracting-assistance-programs/hubzone-program#section-header-0.

For additional information on this topic, please contact Ben Blanc at benjaminb@wispro.org or 414-270-3600.