Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program

Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs) are at least fifty-one percent owned and operated by minority individuals, women, and/or disabled individuals. Also included among HUBs are disabled business enterprises and nonprofit work centers for the blind and severely disabled.

Are you part of a HUB interested in working in northwestern North Carolina? Appalachian State University is located in beautiful Boone, NC—a reasonable commute from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Asheville. Check out Opportunities at Appalachian State University.

HUB Certification

If you are interested in becoming a certified HUB firm or recertifying as a HUB firm, you must register in the electronic Vendor Portal (eVP) and request HUB Certification.

  1. Start the Vendor Registration Process
  2. Apply for HUB Certification with the State of NC

HUB Training

Looking for more information? View these training and outreach videos from the North Carolina Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB).

Video Training Recap

Guidelines, Compliance & Forms

Minority Business Participation Forms

The Minority Business Participation Forms include: 

  • HUB Guidelines
  • Identification of Minority Participation form
  • Affidavit A - Listing of Good Faith Efforts
  • Affidavit B - Self-Performing Work
  • Affidavit C - Met the 10% HUB Participation Goal
  • Affidavit D - Did Not Meet the 10% HUB Participation Goal
  • Appendix E - MBE Documentation for Contract Payments