HUB Zone Certification

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
program and

  • 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.