The mission of the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program at UNCG is to provide HUB businesses equal access to participate fully in all aspects of the University’s construction and procurement opportunities.
What is a “HUB”? North Carolina law defines a HUB, or, “historically underutilized business” as a business that is at least 51 percent owned (or, in the case of a corporation, at least 51 percent of the stock is owned) and day-to-day management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more citizens or lawful permanent residents who are members of a minority or socially and economically disadvantaged group. A ‘minority person’ is a member of one or more of the following demographic groups:
- Black – a person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
- Hispanic – a person of Spanish or Portuguese culture having origins in Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands, regardless of race;
- Asian American – a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Asia, Indian Continent, or Pacific Islands;
- American Indian – a person having origins in any of the original Indian peoples of North America;
- Disabled – a person with a disability as defined in G.S. 168-1 or G.S. 168A-3 (A “socially and economically disadvantaged person” is someone who qualifies as such under federal law).