The U.S Small Business Administration’s West Virginia District Office hosted the 10th Annual Dynet Conference, as the conference offered businesses the opportunity to network directly with other participants representing federal agencies, prime contractors and small businesses.
“The main focus is on helping small businesses find partnerships with a large business primes and federal agencies, so this is our way of bringing everyone together in one place, for one day, with no cause just to help facilitate those relationships,” said Tammy Ollila, northern WV chapter president of National Contract Management Association.
The federal government is the world’s largest buyer of goods and services, with purchases totaling more than $529 billion per year.
“Through the USDA and through the SBA we signed a memorandum of understanding and this memorandum of understanding that we signed makes sure that rural America is focused on. So, the forgotten people in the past are no longer forgotten. The Trump Administration understands that we need to reach the little corners of the world that didn’t necessarily have everything,” Michelle Christian, SBA mid-atlantic regional administrator.
Christian said the SBA works closely with federal agencies to ensure small businesses obtain their fair share of government contracts and subcontracts.