HUB Zone Certification
The federal establishment of Cowlitz County as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zone provides qualifying businesses with preferential terms when negotiating government contracts.
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) regulates and implements the
- determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUB Zone contracts,
- maintains a listing of qualified HUB Zone small businesses that Federal agencies can use to locate vendors,
- adjudicates protests of eligibility to receive HUB Zone contracts
- reports to Congress on the program's impact on employment and investment the areas it serves.
The CEDC can assist companies in obtaining HUB Zone Certification.