KCAW: Alaska Native meeting promotes government contracting

"Tribal groups and Native corporations will get insights into government contracting during a three-day event this week.

The Alaska Native Economic Development and Procurement Trade Fair is offering information on a variety of business programs, including 8-a contracting. It’s Tuesday through Thursday at the Tlingit and Haida Central Council headquarters on West Willoughby Avenue in Juneau.

Daucey Brewington is Northwest program manager for the Native American Procurement Technical Assistance Center.

"The purpose of the conference is to give some more information on how to go about government contracting, meet some of the government agencies, learn some of the challenges, how to increase capacity, leverage resources and learn more and more about government contracting," he says.

State and federal agencies will talk about their programs. Brewington says representatives will discuss multiple opportunities, including energy technology and seafood marketing."

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