USDA and the Department of Commerce will hold a day-long conference for small business owners who want to learn how to grow and support their businesses by partnering with these and other Federal agencies. The meeting, led by program and small business procurement officials, will focus on Small Business Contracting. Topics include acquisition needs and opportunities, procurement methods, subcontracting opportunities, business development resources, and more.
A workshop will be dedicated to contracting opportunities in rural America. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to meet one-on-one with USDA and DOC small business contracting specialists during a half-day “matchmaking” event.  The conference will be held Tuesday, June 28, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel in Overland Park, Kansas.
There is no conference fee. Pre-registration is preferred with onsite registration available. For further information call 202-720-7117 or visit www.usda.gov/osdbu.

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