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Posted 3/14/2017

Release no. 17-003


Contact
Rhonda Paige
817-886-1312
Rhonda.k.paige@usace.army.mil
819 Taylor St., Fort Worth, TX

FORT WORTH, Texas – In keeping with its commitment and ongoing goals to expand entrepreneurial opportunities for women, the Fort Worth District will host its third annual Women Owned Small Business and Historically Underutilized Businesses Zone Networking Forum, March 23 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:

  • Overview of Federal agencies and large businesses opportunities

  • Overview and update on the Fort Worth District Small Business Program

  • Demonstrations of how the Women Owned Small Business repository and website works

  • Educating and improving the small business procurement processes

  • Sharing information and providing updates on current and upcoming Fort Worth District projects & procurements

“Small businesses have and continue to be key contributors to the success and growth of our Nation’s economy,” said Col. Calvin C. Hudson II, commander, Fort Worth District.  “We recognize that small businesses owned by women are at the forefront of that growth and our goal is to help ensure that a fair proportion of contracts and or subcontracts with the Corps are placed with those entrepreneurs,”

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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