Dallas, Texas (November 16, 2017) – The HUB Utilization Report has been released by the Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program, and the University of North Texas at Dallas ranks No. 2 in Texas for HUB utilization by state agencies in 2017. 

The HUB Report tracks expenditures made by state agencies and institutions of higher learning. UNT Dallas had $14,478,169.78 in total expenditures, and of that total, $6,686,253.18 were HUB expenditures. HUB expenditures can be in the following categories – heavy construction, building construction, special trade construction, professional services, other services, commodity purchasing – and the HUB Report also contains Supplementary Summary Letters that identify agency Outreach and Good Faith Efforts.

“We are proud of our track record with HUB vendors and pleased with the results thus far in 2017,” said Dan Edelman, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President for Administration at UNT Dallas. “Our HUB vendors are vital partners and the goals of the UNT System HUB Program directly align with our diverse campus and emerging urban university. Thank you to President Mong and our UNT Dallas team for their buy-in and thank you to the UNT System HUB team for their guidance and support.”

A Historically Underutilized Business is a profit-making corporation, sole ownership, partnership or joint venture in which at least 51 percent of the shares or stock or other equitable securities are owned by an African American, Asian Pacific American, Hispanic American, Native American, American woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who resides in Texas and actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.

Texas State Senator Royce West, an advocate for diversity throughout the state, congratulated UNT Dallas on its HUB leadership.

“UNT Dallas' dedication in working to enhance their procurement efforts with HUBs and reaching their HUB goals is inspiring,” West said.

The University of North Texas System also made substantial HUB investment, according to the report, with a total HUB expenditure of $3,483,878.92 – 25 percent of its overall spend. Only the Texas Military Department, with 52.78 percent HUB Expenditures, outpaced UNT Dallas in largest percentage spent with Historically Underutilized Businesses among state agencies spending more than $5 million.

The University of North Texas at Dallas is our city's emerging urban university. UNT Dallas empowers students, transforms lives and strengthens communities. Perched on a hilltop, overlooking the Downtown Dallas skyline, UNT Dallas is the only public, accredited 4-year university in the City of Dallas. UNT Dallas includes the UNT Dallas College of Law in Downtown Dallas and is part of the UNT System.