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LAKE WORTH — On Monday, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel (D-West Palm Beach) in partnership with the Small Business Administration will host a workshop at Palm Beach State College, west of Lake Worth, to advise local small businesses on federal contracting opportunities.
The federal government awarded over $470 billion in contracts last year, with a goal to provide at least 23 percent of those contracts to small businesses for everything from shoes to aircraft engines, according to statement issued by Frankel’s office. Over the last five years in Florida, Small Business Development Centers have helped small businesses scure $2.1 billion in government contracts.
Monday’s workshop will feature SBA speakers who will teach attendees how to acquire federal contracts.The spearkers will be Joshua Stutzman, SBA Assistant District Director, Business Development Division and Gus Vergara, Florida SBA business opportunity specialist.
The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. and will be held in the Public Safety Conference facility.