In May 1994, the Travis County Commissioners Court unanimously passed a resolution creating the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program within Travis County. The primary objective of the program is to e­nsure that minority and woman-owned businesses receive a fair and equal opportunity to participate in the county's procurement process.

To qualify, vendors/contractors must successfully complete the certification process with the State of Texas, the City of AustinTexas Unified Certification Program, or South Central Texas Regional Certification Agency. The vendor or contractor must also hold a current valid certification (title) from either of these entities.

Travis County reserves the right to review the certification status of any vendor applying to do business with the county.