Texas Tech System, State Comptroller Host Regional Economic Opportunity Conference
in San Angelo
March 4, 2009
The two-day event is designed to help minority- and woman-owned businesses achieve
Historically Underutilized Businesses.
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
The two-day Procurement Connection Seminar and Expo is designed to help minority-
and woman-owned businesses achieve Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification
and how to 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. 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.
CONTACT: Lorenzo “Bubba” Sedeno, Texas Tech University manager of HUB operations,
at (806) 742-4440, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.