HUBZone contractors have been anxiously awaiting updates to the HUBZone maps. In 2021, SBA extended the “freeze” on the HUBZone maps until June 30, 2023, to provide enough time to update the maps based on the 2020 Census results. SBA targeted the release of a beta version of the new HUBZone maps in January 2023, and SBA recently hit that mark. A preview of the new HUBZone maps that will take effect on July 1, 2023, is now up on SBA’s website here. Government contractors that are currently HUBZone certified, or are planning on applying to the HUBZone program, should promptly check to see if their principal office location will be considered HUBZone eligible under the new maps.
HUBZone firms currently located in an area that will no longer be HUBZone eligible as of July 1, 2023, should immediately start considering whether it is possible to move or establish a new HUBZone principal office in a HUBZone location by then. If you have questions about the upcoming changes to SBA’s HUBZone maps and how to prepare for the changes, please contact Jon Williams and Daniel Figuenick, III, the authors of this client alert and members of PilieroMazza’s Government Contracts Group.