19.1301 General.

      (a) The Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Act of 1997 (15 U.S.C.631 note) created the HUBZone Program.

      (b) The purpose of the HUBZone Program is to provide Federal contracting assistance for qualified small business concerns located in historically underutilized business zones, in an effort to increase employment opportunities, investment, and economic development in those areas.