Contracting officers from various government agencies across the region will be coming to Wyoming, looking to buy products and services from small business owners. Last year alone, the federal government spent more than $330 million dollars in our state — and many of those contracting opportunities are set aside for small businesses. On March 25, Wyoming entrepreneurs will have their best chance of the year to meet representatives from federal, state and local agencies in one location and learn how to expand their market with government contracting.

The GRO-Biz Conference is Wyoming’s premier government contracting event. Attendees will have the chance to meet one-on-one with representatives from several government agencies. Agencies in attendance include:

  • U.S. Forest Service
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Wyoming Air National Guard
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • F.E. Warren Air Force Base
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base
  • National Park Service
  • Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Transportation
  • U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
  • General Services Administration
  • And more!

Several big name speakers will also be on hand to present educational sessions — with two separate tracks for beginners and current government contractors. There will be several networking opportunities to speak with procurement representatives, other small business owners, experts with Wyoming’s various entrepreneurial support organizations and sponsors such as the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, Triple A Building Services, Visit Cheyenne, Trihydro Corporation, Bairco Construction, Manufacturing Works and the Better Business Bureau.

The GRO-Biz Conference will be held on March 25 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center in Cheyenne. Registrants will also gain access to two pre-conference workshops and a networking reception on March 24. To learn more or to register, click here. Cost for the event is $65 if you register by March 13. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

This event is organized for Wyoming entrepreneurs by the Wyoming Procurement Technical Assistance Center, U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University of Wyoming, the Wyoming Business Council and the Wyoming Small Business Development Center Network.

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