NASA Seeks Contracts with Wide Range of Regional Small Businesses at July Conference

Jun 26, 2018 | News, Newsletter |

Dan Bowerman
Ohio Development Services Agency

 

In 2017, NASA spent more than $2.7 billion contracting dollars with small businesses, 16.5 percent of its total contracting budget. NASA is looking to expand its small business contracting even further this summer, seeking out new partnerships with a wide range of goods and services providers based in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky at a two-day conference.

The first-ever, one-time event, “Reaching High – Aerospace Business Matchmaker,” scheduled for July 17-18 at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, is a partnership among NASA and Procurement Technical Assistance Centers in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Kentucky.

The first day of the conference will be primarily educational, as participants hear from NASA officials about the goods and services the agency needs and how businesses can qualify as vendors. On the following day, businesses can meet one-on-one with representatives from NASA, as well as other agencies from all levels of government and NASA prime contractors, for millions of dollars’ worth of contracting opportunities in aerospace industry services.

These opportunities will be available to businesses in a large variety of industries, providing goods and services, such as mechanical and electrical engineering, IT infrastructure services, building maintenance, medical services, office supplies and equipment, office administrative services, testing laboratories, apparel, security and much more. For a complete list of buying opportunities and to register, visit AerospaceMatchmaker.com.

Economic Developers Earn Ohio Certifed Economic Developer Credential

The Ohio Economic Development Association is pleased to announce that seven economic development practitioners have been awarded the credential of Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) during the organization’s 2018 Annual Excellence Awards ceremony held Columbus, Ohio on October 17, 2018. The following individuals have been awarded the Ohio Certified Economic Developer (Ohio CED) credential:

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Thank You OEDI Capstone Mentors!

OEDA would like to take this opportunity to thank the following individuals who served as mentors for the first cohort of Ohio CED candidates:
Greg Davis, Ohio State University Extension
Harry Eadon, Economic Development & Finance Alliance of Tuscawaras County
Jeremiah Gracia, City of Dublin
Anthony Jones, City of Gahanna
Chris Lipson, City of Dayton
Lisa Patt McDaniel, Workforce Development Board of Central Ohio
David Zak, Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership

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