The mission of this office is to promote the economic opportunities for historically underutilized businesses in State Government contracting and procurement that will foster their growth and profitability.


The HUB Office was created by Executive Order 150 April 20, 1999. The HUB Office was codified, established by law and provided operational funding during the 2001 Legislative Session.

The HUB Office was established to:

  • Increase the amount of goods and services acquired by state agencies from businesses owned and controlled by HUB firms;
  • Work towards eliminating barriers that reduce the participation of HUB firms in the marketplace, and in state government procurement and contracting;
  • Encourage purchasing officers and capital project coordinators within the state agencies, departments, universities and community colleges to identify and utilize HUB vendors, contractors and service providers;
  • Educate HUB firms on “How To Do Business” with the State of North Carolina; and
  • Provide resources for HUB firms.

Policy Statement

The Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses will advocate and promote the utilization
General Statutes and Administrative Rules.

Services Provided

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • African-American Business
  • Hispanic Business
  • State Business Issues
  • Women’s Business Issues

Regulatory Compliance

  • Certification

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
Primary Contact
Carla Copes
1336 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1336