St. Croix EDC: Government contracting conference set for April 21 in Eau Claire

Contact:

Bill Rubin/Jacki Bradham

St. Croix EDC

715-381-4383

For companies considering opportunities to conduct business with both the state and the federal government, a daylong conference on Thursday, Aril 21st in Eau Claire may be of interest.

The Growth Strategies and Government Contracting Conference will bring together federal and state contacts as well as successful government contractors to provide a practical guide in doing business with the government.

“It is crucial for Wisconsin’s economic growth that we find ways to facilitate government contracting to ensure that Wisconsin businesses are getting every opportunity to compete for government contracts,” said Paul Jadin, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. “Supporting growth in small business will continue to create more jobs and opportunities in our state.”

Topics at the conference include:

* How the State of Wisconsin Government Buys

* How the Federal Government Buys

* Updates on current Federal/State Small Business Programs

* Mentoring Panel (learn from those who have succeeded)

* How to use Teaming and other Partnering in Government Contracting

* Financial Resources for Small Businesses

The government contracting conference will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21st at the Plaza Hotel and Suites in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The conference is held at the same time and in the same facility as the 8th Annual Women’s Business Conference. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit the exhibits and activities of this conference during the day.

Detailed information and on-line registration is available at http://commerce.wi.gov/BD/BD-GovtContracting.html. Early Bird registration is priced at $39 (through March 29th). Thereafter, the fee is $49.

Additional information can be obtained from Carol Dunn, Woman’s Business Ombudsman, at (608) 267-0297 or [email protected] or Aina Vilumsons, Wisconsin Procurement Institute, (414) 270-3600 or [email protected].