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Posted 7/13/2016

Release no. 16-049


Contact
Rhonda Paige
817-996-1312
rhonda.k.paige@usace.army.mil
819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102

FORT WORTH, Texas – In keeping with its goal to expand opportunities for women entrepreneurs, the Fort Worth District will host its second annual Women Owned Small Business Networking Opportunities Forum, July 28 to provide networking opportunities and provide updates and information on businesses who regularly do work with the Corps.   

The forum is free and planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building, located at 819 Taylor Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102 – Room 4A14H.  Paid parking is available nearby.

Key focus areas for the forum include:

  • Updates on SBA’s WOSB Federal Contracting Program
  • Demonstrations of how SBA’s WOSB Repository and website works
  • Educating and improving our small business procurement processes
  • Company profile improvements in SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search Website
  • Networking & matchmaking WOSB with suggested Fort Worth District customers
  • Sharing information and providing updates on current and upcoming Fort Worth District Projects & Procurements

“When you think about small business’ role, think of it as a critical part of our Nation’s economy and a vital part of the Corps procurement process,” said Col. Calvin C. Hudson II, commander, Fort Worth District.  “Our goal is to help ensure that a fair proportion of contracts and or subcontracts with the Corps are placed with small businesses, including those owned by women.”‘

For more information and the complete forum agenda, visit the Fort Worth Small Business Programs Office ‘upcoming events’ link on the office website at http://www.swf.usace.army.mil/BusinessWithUs/OfficeofSmallBusinessPrograms.aspx

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About the Fort Worth District: The Fort Worth District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was established in 1950. The District is responsible for water resources development in two-thirds of Texas, and design and construction at military installations in Texas and parts of Louisiana and New Mexico.  Visit the Fort Worth District Web site at: www.swf.usace.army.mil and SWF Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/usacefortworth/

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