The HUBZone Contractors National Council is a
member based 501 (c) 6 non-profit trade association. Established in 2000, the
Council raises awareness, monitors public policy and promotes change on behalf
of the HUBZone Program. The founders of our organization realized that
individually they could make a difference but together they could make a
Initially, our organizations membership was predominantly made up of HUBZone certified companies; however, as individuals began to understand and embrace the true nature of the program, our membership portfolio began to diversify.
The HUBZone Council consists of small businesses from every socioeconomic class, large businesses, non-profits and even Federal Agencies . The HUBZone Program is unlike any other small business set aside program in that the focus is revolves around the development of a community. To the Council, the HUBZone Program is more than just a Federal Contracting Program, it is providing hope to those communities that need it the most.
"When the HUBZone Program was first established, its goal was to create hope for ‘hundreds of
thousands of underemployed or unemployed who long ago thought our country had given up on
them, I can think of no more important goal than bringing economic hope, independence, jobs,
and businesses to neglected areas marked by high unemployment and poverty."
-Subcommittee Chairman Steve Knight
As a non-profit member-based organization, our impact is dependent on the generosity and support of our members and sponsors. In 2017, the HUBZone Council and its members played an instrumental role in achieving HUBZone Program reforms under the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The changes implemented under the NDAA provided business certainty for thousands of small businesses across the nation, but our work is far from over.