Federal Incentives

HUBZone Certification

HUBZone Logo

The federal government has a goal of awarding 3% of all dollars for federal prime contracts to HUBZone-certified small business concerns.  Benefits to companies who are HUBZone-certified include: 
    • Competitive and sole source contracting
    • 10% price evaluation preference in full and open contract competitions, as well as subcontracting opportunities 

As shown on the map below, Chester Township is considered to be a HUBZone, by the federal government. 

HUB Zone Map

To qualify for the program, a business (except tribally-owned concerns) must meet the following criteria:

    1. It must be a small business by SBA standards
    2. It must be owned and controlled at least 51% by U.S. citizens, or a Community Development Corporation, an agricultural cooperative, or an Indian tribe
    3. Its principal office must be located within a “Historically Underutilized Business Zone” 
    4. At least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUBZone.

 For more information see the Small Business Administration article on "Understanding the HUBZONE Program" (SBA.gov)