By Chris Fish
MELBOURNE -- Local entrepreneurs, who are interested in learning more about federal contracting, are encouraged to attend an event hosted by Congressman Bill Posey on Aug. 5 and 6.
This free Federal Contracting Conference will be held at the Florida Institute of Technology's Denius Center at 7:30 a.m.
Federal Contracting is when a federal agency hires a contract organization for labor.
The event will provide an opportunity for government contractors to have one-on-one meetings with procurement representatives from Washington, D.C., said George Cecala, press secretary for Congressman Posey.
"Many of our local businesses specialize in technology, innovation and services that are applicable to meeting the needs of federal agencies," he said. "Learning how to navigate the federal procurement process and accessing decision makers within federal agencies helps Space Coast businesses and workers compete."
Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, said the federal government offers a substantial amount of employment opportunities for the Space Coast.
"The federal government represents a key opportunity for Space Coast companies to tap into a funding source and client base that values innovations, precision and hard work -- all hallmarks of the Space Coast's increasingly vibrant economy," she said.
The event is coordinated through the Women's Business Center at Florida Tech, the Small Business Administration, Space Florida, Brevard Workforce, Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, Small Business Development Center at Brevard Community College and SCORE.
The conference is free, and those wishing to attend should RSVP by July 30 at http://posey.house.gov/RSVP.