Historically Underutilized Business

A "Historically Underutilized Business" is an entity with its principal place of business in Texas and is at least 50 percent owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman who reside in Texas and have a proportionate interest and demonstrate active participation in the control, operations, and management of the entity’s affairs.

In accordance with Texas Government Code §2161, 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 (888) 863-5881.  Additional information is also available on the State website.