Minority and Women Business Owners find Regional Economic Opportunities

Texas Tech System, State Comptroller to host Regional Economic Opportunity Conference in San Angelo.

The seminar is a chance for small business vendors  to network with state  procurement officers and learn more about HUB certification.

The seminar is a chance for small business vendors to network with state procurement officers and learn more about HUB certification.

Texas Tech University System and the State Comptroller of Public Accounts will host the seventh annual Regional Economic Opportunity Forum March 17- 18 at the Houston Hart University Center on the campus of Angelo State University, 2601 West Avenue N.

The two-day Procurement Connection Seminar and Expo is designed to help minority- and woman-owned businesses achieve Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification and effectively do business with the state. Small business vendors will have an opportunity to network with state procurement officers on how to bid on government contracts.

A historically underutilized business is one that is at least 51 percent owned by an Asian, Pacific American, Black American, Hispanic American, Native American and/or American woman. The business must have its principal place of business in Texas, and have an owner residing in Texas with a proportionate interest that actively participates in the control, operations and management of the entity’s affairs.

The forum is sponsored by Angelo State University, Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts, and supported by the State of Texas HUB Discussion Workgroup Outreach Committee and the Texas Department of Transportation.

The event is free and open to the public. Those interested can register online at www.Texas4HUBs.org or contact: Rachel Snell, statewide HUB marketing coordinator for the Texas Comptroller at (512) 463-6958 or Margaret Mata, Angelo State director of purchasing at (325) 942-2012.