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 a location is in a HUBZone, please visit SBA’s online map and type in the address.