Minority Businesses

The County of Onslow has adopted a Minority and Women Business Enterprise Plan to enhance our ability to do business with small, minority, and women-owned businesses.

HUB Statewide Uniform Certification Program


In 2007, the General Assembly authorized the Secretary of the Department of Administration to develop and administer a statewide program for the certification of historically underutilized businesses, or "HUBs" (which include minority and women-owned businesses).

This program requires the Department of Administration to create and maintain a statewide database of certified HUBs.

This program applies to all HUBs seeking to do business with any state department, state agency, state institution, or local government within North Carolina.

The program also requires all state and local entities to use only certified HUBs for minority business purposes.