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    Historically Underutilized Business

    A HUB is defined as an entity where at least 51 percent of business owners are economically disadvantaged persons of a qualifying group including: Black American, Hispanic American, Native American Indian, Asian Pacific American, and/or American Woman.
    Tarrant County is dedicated to maximizing opportunities for HUB firms to provide materials, supplies, equipment, and services needed to support the County.


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    Program Goals

    Tarrant County is committed to promoting full and equal business opportunities for all businesses supplying goods and services needed to support the mission and operations of county government, and seeks to encourage the use of historically underutilized businesses (HUBs) through the use of race, ethnic, and gender neutral means.  It is the policy of Tarrant County to involve certified HUBs to the greatest extent feasible in the County’s procurement of goods, equipment, services, and construction projects while maintaining competition and quality of work standards.

    How to Become Certified

    There are different types of certifications available -- these certifications vary based on federal, state, and local regulations. First, identify your target market. Then, contact the entity you wish to work with and ask what specific certifications they accept.

    HUB Programs and Events

    Local HUB programs and events are a great way to keep informed, learn about new business opportunities, and network with other business people. Click the links below to search for webinars and events in the greater DFW area.

    NOTE: the SBA link listed below can be searched by zip code to help find events in a particular region or area

    SBA - Event Schedule

    PBDANT - Event Schedule

    RHCA - Event Schedule

    FWBAC - Event Schedule

    Tarrant County Vendor Fair