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Question Category: HUBZone FAQs

The HUBZone Program is based on a geographical designation. Are there differences in these geographical assignments and approximately how many current locations are there for each?

The statute establishing the HUBZone Program directs the SBA to rely upon definitions provided by other Federal agencies to determine which areas qualify as HUBZones. Generally speaking, these determinations are arrived at after the collection of either income or employment data, and that data forms the basis for the calculations cited below: A HUBZone may …

The HUBZone Program is based on a geographical designation. Are there differences in these geographical assignments and approximately how many current locations are there for each? Read More »

>How often can these designations change?

Urban is concurrent with the census (change is every ten years). Rural reflects employment and income adjustments (employment levels determined annually). Native American involves Federal recognition and boundary changes (no fixed time).

How can a firm's eligibility as a HUBZone participant be challenged?

The specific process for challenging a firm’s eligibility as a HUBZone participant is detailed in the SBA’s operating regulations. Generally, these regulations allow an interested party to challenge the accuracy of an existing certification based on allegedly falsified applicant information or substantive changes that might have occurred since certification was first obtained. The SBA will …

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