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SBA Regional Administrator to address Florida Government Contracting Forum

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has partnered with the Florida 8(a) Alliance and has planned a conference for June 5-6 at the University of North Florida to provide training for firms participating in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program as well as firms in Florida that are interested in government contracting.

The conference will be attended by Cassius Butts, SBA Regional Administrator, Wilfredo J. Gonzalez, SBA North Florida District Director, and SBA’s Kenneth Hamilton, Business Development Division Supervisor.

More information on the First Annual Florida 8(a) Alliance Conference is available at http://www.florida8a.org. All active 8(a) firms in Florida will be provided with one free ticket to a principal of the company to attend. All other businesses should visit the website regarding any fees to attend the conference.

The SBA 8(a) Business Development Program is designed to support and prepare small disadvantaged firms with various forms of management and technical assistance to enable them to successfully compete for procurement and other business opportunities. For more information on the program, please visit www.sba.gov.

Additional support and resources for business owners that are interested in government contracting may be obtained through the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC). More information on the PTAC program is available at http://www.fptac.org/.


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