Historically Underutilized Business (HUB)

A "Historically Underutilized Business" is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas and, an applicant owner must provide proof of 51 percent ownership and control of the day to day operation of the business. The owner must be an economically disadvantaged person meeting eligibility as a(n):

  • Asian Pacific American,
  • Black American,
  • Hispanic American,
  • Native American,
  • American woman, and/or
  • Service-Disabled Veteran with a service-related disability of 20% or greater.
The applicant/owner must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen,
  • prove at least one year of Texas residency,
  • prove control of the day to day operations, and
  • hold company title equivalent to ownership and control requirements.
In accordance with Texas Administrative Code §111.13 §20.281 and Government Code, §2161.181 and §2161.182, each state agency shall make a good faith effort to utilize HUBs in contracts for construction, services (including professional and consulting services), and commodities purchases.

The Statewide HUB Program provides HUB certification for minority and woman-owned businesses in the State of Texas. Vendors seeking certification as a HUB are required to submit a completed HUB certification application and supporting documentation, affirming under penalty of perjury that their business qualifies as a HUB.

For further information on the HUB Program, please contact the State of Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts at 512.463.5872 or toll-free 888.863.5881. Additional information is also available on the State website.