Nearly 300 contractors attended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District business opportunities open house June 6, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The free event was an opportunity for all interested contractors and other parties to meet with USACE senior leaders, staff and contracting officials from the district to learn how small businesses can work with the Corps. The event consisted of two identical sessions to ensure all attendees were able to maximize their time during the networking event.
“The purpose of the business opportunities open house was to gain a greater database and promote positive relationships with the large and small business community, explaining our unique missions and projects, meet firm’s members, and publicize the mission and projects for the district,“ said Crystal Harbin, Louisville District Small Business Deputy. “This is a great way for firms to build partnerships not only with the Corps but with other firms for subcontracting opportunities.”
The Louisville District recently held an open house in January 2018 where district leaders presented on the upcoming projects, but this business opportunities open house was a less formal event and gave the contractors an opportunity to specifically target the projects they were interested in.