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March 2009

Release Date: March 6, 2009ASU Logo

Regional Economic Opportunity Conference Coming to ASU

Angelo State University will be the site for the seventh annual Regional Economic Opportunity Forum March 17- 18 hosted by the Texas Tech University System and the State Comptroller of Public Accounts in the Houston Harte University Center, 2601 W. Ave. N.

The two-day Procurement Connection Seminar and Expo is designed to help minority- and woman-owned businesses achieve Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) certification and teach them how to do business with the state. Small business vendors will also 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. It must have its principal place of business in Texas and have an owner residing in Texas who has a proportionate interest and 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 and the Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts. It is supported by the State of Texas HUB Discussion Workgroup Outreach Committee and the Texas Department of Transportation.

The event is open free to the public. Interested parties can register online at 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.

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