|Jo Ann Lawrence, right, conducts training|
Trainees came from diverse backgrounds across the state to acquire knowledge on how to identify and secure government contracts. They learned about small business contracting programs, how the government buys, how to sell to the government, as well as eligibility and certification requirements.
The training was headed by Jo Ann Lawrence, Lead Business Development Specialist in the Louisiana Office of the SBA in New Orleans. The Center for Rural and Small Business Development at the SU Ag Center coordinated the event.
The Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone) program helps small businesses in urban and rural communities gain preferential access to federal procurement opportunities.
For further detail, contact Gloria London, director of Center for Rural and Small Business Development at 225/771-4107, or Eual Hall, business development specialist at 225-771-4105.
Bridget Udoh(225) 771-5714