The HUBZone (Historically Underutilized Business Zone) Empowerment Contracting Program provides federal contracting preferences to businesses in certain urban and rural areas. It is a program of the Small Business Administration (SBA). HUBZone certification enables a business to be more competitive in contracting and procurement opportunities with the Federal government. A substantial amount of land in Baltimore City—more than 15,000 acres—is in the HUBZone. For more information about getting certified, please visit SBA’s Website at To find out if your business is in a HUBZone, please view the HUBZone overlay map.