Economic developent council offers workshop on government contracts

Are you interested in doing business with the government? Join the San Juan Economic Development Council for a two-hour seminar on San Juan Island, which will provide information on the goods and services that state and federal agencies buy, and how they buy them. The workshop will also cover San Juan County’s designation as a HUBZone by the Small Business Administration, which gives local businesses an edge over others competing for government contracts.

The class is on Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $15, includes light lunch and materials. Advance registration required. Sponsored by the San Juan County Economic Development Council and hosted by Key Bank, 95 Second Street, Friday Harbor. Visit www.sanjuansedc.org/gov-contracts to reserve a space, or call 360-378-2906 for more information.

Tracy Hansen PTAC Assistant from the Thurston County Economic Development Council will give you the tools to begin the process of pursuing opportunities with federal and state government. Workshop includes an overview of how the federal and state governments buy goods and services, governmental registrations, how to conduct market research to understand your government customer, how agencies advertise their procurements, small business programs and certifications, and much more.