Tehama County businesses qualify for Historically Underutilized Business Zones, or HUBZones. A program designed to help small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities, stimulating economic development and creating jobs.
The HUBZone Program stimulates economic development and creates jobs in urban and rural communities by providing Federal contracting preferences to small businesses. These preferences go to small businesses that obtain HUBZone certification in part by employing staff who live in a HUBZone. The company must also maintain a "principal office" in one of these specially designated areas