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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., and WyomingEntrepreneur.biz invite small businesses to learn how to sell their products and services in a multi-billion dollar market.

The GRO-Biz government procurement conference is set to take place Feb. 18-19 at the Cody, Wyo., Holiday Inn. Two pre-conference workshops will be held on Feb. 17.

The annual conference helps small businesses increase their knowledge about the government contracting process.  The event also gives small businesses an opportunity to directly market their products and services to more than 50 procurement officers representing 32 federal and state government agencies and prime contractors.

"Past procurement conferences have been wonderful successes," said Enzi, member of the Senate Small Business Committee. "During the conference business owners will have a tremendous opportunity to meet with officials to talk about products they buy and any special requirements. The conference connects the seller with the buyer."

Registration is $165 for the first person and $95 per additional person.  Registration fees include two days of procurement workshops by experts in government contracting, networking opportunities with vendors and small businesses from around the region, and insight on how to do business with the State of Wyoming, Wyoming Department of Transportation, the University of Wyoming, and several federal organizations.

"The Annual GRO-Biz conference is the best opportunity of the year for small businesses to get face-to-face with government procurement officers from all over the region and learn first-hand what government contracting opportunities are available," said Justin Hansen, procurement counselor at GRO-Biz. "The instructional sessions are invaluable as are the opportunities to network and get to know the upcoming needs of government agencies from all over the region."

Attending agencies include, among others: Air Force Procurement; Bureau of Land Management; the U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and Interior; the Federal Highway Administration; Housing and Urban Development; U.S. Geological Survey; and the Veteran’s Administration. 

To register for the conference, please visit www.gro-biz.com or call 800.348.5194. 

The Gro-Biz conference is sponsored by U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, the University of Wyoming, GRO-Biz, WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz, the Wyoming Business Council, Small Business Administration, and the Defense Logistics Agency. 

The mission of GRO-Biz is to serve established small businesses wishing to increase profits, retain or expand their business and create jobs through government contracting.