Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zones

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Publication_Date: 2009
Title: Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Zones
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector digital data
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Richmond, Virginia
Publisher: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Online_Linkage: <http://gis.vedp.org/data_main.aspx>
Online_Linkage: <http://www.yesvirginia.org/>
Description:
Abstract:
The HUBzone Empowerment Contracting program provides federal contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses located in distressed areas. Fostering the growth of these federal contractors as viable businesses, for the long term, helps to empower communities, create jobs, and attract private investment.
Program History The HUBZone Empowerment Contracting program was enacted into law as part of the Small Business Reauthorization Act of 1997. The program falls under the auspices of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program encourages economic development in historically underutilized business zones - "HUBZones" - through the establishment of preferences.
SBA's Hubzone program is in line with the efforts of both the Administration and Congress to promote economic development and employment growth in distressed areas by providing access to more Federal contracting opportunities.
How the HUBZone Program Works The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulates and implements the program, determines which businesses are eligible to receive HUBZone contracts, maintains a listing of qualified HUBZone small businesses Federal agencies can use to locate vendors, adjudicates protests of eligibility to receive HUBZone contracts, and reports to the Congress on the program's impact on employment and investment in HUBZone areas.
Eligibility A small business meets all of the following criteria to qualify for the Hubzone program: it must be located in a "historically underutilized business zone," it must be owned and controlled by one or more U.S. Citizens, and at least 35% of its employees must reside in a HUB Zone.
Historically Underutilized Business Zone A "HUBZone" is an area that is located in one or more of the following: a qualified census tract (as defined in section 42(d)(5)(C)(i)(I) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986); a qualified "non-metropolitan county" (as defined in section 143(k)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) with a median household income of less than 80 percent of the State median household income or with an unemployment rate of not less than 140 percent of the statewide average, based on U.S. Department of Labor recent data; or lands within the boundaries of federally recognized Indian reservations.
(<http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/section05b.htm>)
Purpose:
The purpose of this dataset is to geospatially represent the areas elligible (qualified census tracts or non-metropolitan counties) to receive HUBZone contracts in Virginia.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: In work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.675413
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.241390
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.970471
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 36.540947
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 1915 topic category
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: HUBZone
Theme_Keyword: HUB
Theme_Keyword: Zone
Theme_Keyword: Historically
Theme_Keyword: Underutilized
Theme_Keyword: Business
Theme_Keyword: jobs
Theme_Keyword: urban
Theme_Keyword: rural
Theme_Keyword: Federal
Theme_Keyword: contracts
Theme_Keyword: eligible
Theme_Keyword: qualified
Theme_Keyword: designated
Theme_Keyword: census
Theme_Keyword: tracts
Theme_Keyword: SBA
Theme_Keyword: Small
Theme_Keyword: Administration
Theme_Keyword: Indian
Theme_Keyword: Native
Theme_Keyword: American
Theme_Keyword: Military
Theme_Keyword: competetive
Theme_Keyword: sole-source
Theme_Keyword: full
Theme_Keyword: open
Theme_Keyword: benefits
Theme_Keyword: economic
Theme_Keyword: incentives
Theme_Keyword: contractor
Theme_Keyword: subcontractor
Theme_Keyword: application
Theme_Keyword: economy
Theme_Keyword: location
Place:
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: commonwealth
Place_Keyword: statewide
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Contact_Person: Trent Park
Contact_Position: GIS Manager
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: P.O. Box 798
Address: 901 East Byrd Street, 18th floor
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23218-0798
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 804-545-5685
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 804-545-5681
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: TPark@yesvirginia.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Version 5.2 (Build 3790) Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.3000

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
These data are logically consistent, though no tests were performed.
Completeness_Report:
These data are updated on an as needed basis and are considered complete up until that point.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The horizontal positional accuracy meets 1:24,000 national map accuracy standards.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: NA
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: US Census Bureau
Publication_Date: 2000
Title: Census Tracts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Other_Citation_Details: cartographic boundary files
Online_Linkage: <http://www.census.gov/geo/www/cob/index.html>
Type_of_Source_Media: CD-ROM
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2000
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRI
Source_Contribution:
Census tract data from ESRI ArcInfo Data was used as the base used to create the HUB Zones dataset
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Small Business Administation
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: SBA HUB Zone website
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: spreadsheet
Online_Linkage: <http://map.sba.gov/hubzone/hzqry.asp?state=va>
Online_Linkage: https://eweb1.sba.gov/hubzone/internet/index.cfm
Source_Scale_Denominator: NA
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: unknown
Source_Currentness_Reference: publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: SBA
Source_Contribution:
The SBA HUBZone website has a HUBZone locator tool and a page that lists the counties, non-metropolitain counties, and census tracts that are qualified to accept HUBZone contracts.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Using the SBA website, census tracts in Virginia were queried and recorded in a spreadsheet in house. The tract and/or county FIPS were then joined to the existing census tract dataset. Matching records were kept and exported as a separate HUB Zone dataset.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: ESRI
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: SBA
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Economic Development Partnersship
Contact_Person: Lyndsay Duncan
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 901 East Byrd Street
Address: PO Box 798
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23218-0798
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 804-545-5689
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 804-545-5681
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: LDuncan@yesvirginia.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 5:00pm EST
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Metadata imported.
Process_Date: 20091117
Process_Time: 16145100

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Vector
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: G-polygon
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 371

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Longitude_Resolution: 0.000000
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Altitude_System_Definition:
Altitude_Resolution: 1.000000
Altitude_Encoding_Method:
Explicit elevation coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: HUB_Zones
Entity_Type_Definition: Historically Underutilized Business Zones in Virginia
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: US Small Business Administration
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STATE_FIPS
Attribute_Definition: State FIPS code (51 for VA)
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Enumerated_Domain:
Enumerated_Domain_Value: 51
Enumerated_Domain_Value_Definition: Virginia
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: STCOFIPS
Attribute_Definition: County FIPS code
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: FIPS
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: TRACT
Attribute_Definition: Census tract code
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: County
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SQMI
Attribute_Definition: Total square mileage of the census tract
Attribute_Definition_Source: user defined
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: Shape
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: SHAPE
Attribute_Definition: Feature geometry.
Attribute_Definition_Source: ESRI
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain: Coordinates defining the features.
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: CNTY_FIPS
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
The attribution associated with this dataset represent locational information about the census tract, county and stat in which it is located.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Contact_Person: Lyndsay Duncan
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: P.O. Box 798
Address: 901 East Bryd Street, 18th floor
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23218-0798
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 804-545-5689
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 804-545-5681
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: LDuncan@yesvirginia.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Although all data referred to in this documentation have been used by the VEDP, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the VEDP as to the accuracy of the data. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the VEDP inthe use of these data.
Standard_Order_Process:
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Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ARCE
File_Decompression_Technique: no compression applied
Transfer_Size: 3.836
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://gis.vedp.org/data_main.aspx>
Fees: none
Ordering_Instructions: Contact VEDP staff, download from <http://www.gis.vedp.org>
Custom_Order_Process:
Email VEDP GIS staff for request, dowload from <http://gis.vedp.org/data_main.aspx>
Available_Time_Period:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 2009

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20091117
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20101117
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Contact_Person: Lyndsay Duncan
Contact_Position: GIS Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: P.O. Box 798
Address: 901 East Byrd Street, 18th floor
City: Richmond
State_or_Province: Virginia
Postal_Code: 23218-0798
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 804-545-5689
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 804-545-5681
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: LDuncan@yesvirginia.org
Hours_of_Service: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None
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