The City of Seat Pleasant is in a qualified HUB Zone and any business located in the city that is minority owned and whose owners live in the city can apply to become a HUB Zone certified business. The HUB Zone program has three mechanisms for targeting contracts to HUB Zone certified businesses:
- Sole source awards
- Price preferences
In the eight-year period from Fiscal Year (FY) 2000 through FY 2007, there have been about 21,350 contracts totaling $6.28 billion awarded through the three HUB Zone mechanisms.