Troy University to teach small businesses how to sell to the Corps of Engineers

Posted: Thursday, 09 October 2008

TROY – Troy University’s Small Business Development Center hopes area small businesses will learn how to sell goods and services to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during a Nov. 6 workshop in Dothan.

The Center is co-hosting the event with the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and the Center for International Business and Economic Development in the Chamber’s board room from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The cost to attend is $10 and covers a lunch meal.

“This is a good opportunity for small business people to hear first-hand how the Mobile District operates and how to do business with them,” said Judy Callin, a consultant with the Center.

Linda L. Spadaro, director for small business for the Mobile District, will discuss the types of projects the Corps has and the contracting opportunities available to small businesses in southeast Alabama.

The Corps mission includes planning, designing, building and operating water resources and other civil works projects, designing and managing the construction of military facilities for the Army and Air Force, and providing design and construction management support for other Defense Department and federal agencies. The Corps offers contracting opportunities for qualified small businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, HUBZone certified businesses and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

To register for the seminar, contact the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce at 334-792-5138 or email to statom@dothan.com. The deadline to register is Nov. 3.