The U.S. HUBZone Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) administers the HUBZone Program, which supports small businesses in historically underutilized business zones by providing HUBZone-certified companies with preferential treatment in awarding federal contracts. Specifically, the program limits competition for certain contracts to HUBZone-certified businesses, and it gives preferential consideration to those businesses in full and open competitions.

Among other qualifications, the program requires that a business have its principal office located in a HUBZone. Check out the SBA HUBZone Map, where you can enter your business’ address to see if your business qualifies or review currently designated HUBZones in Colorado. 

In 2022, Governor Polis, the SBA, and the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced the New Governor-Designated Covered SBA HUBZones expansion program in Archuleta, El Paso, Mesa, Montrose, San Miguel and Weld counties. These newly designated areas are viewable on the HUBZone Map as “Governor-Designated Covered Areas.” 

If you are a business interested in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts through the HUBZone Program, you can find more information about the full benefits of and qualifications at the SBA HUBZone program. The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) supports small businesses looking to become HUBZone-certified. For information about the Colorado PTAC and to receive assistance in becoming HUBZone-certified, visit The Colorado Procurement Technical Assistance Center or find contact information at Colorado PTAC.

If you are a local or regional economic development organization interested in becoming a HUBZone, please contact Leslie Hylton-Hinga, Special Projects Director.


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