LAGUARDIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOSTS ANNUAL GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS EXPO
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY (November 02, 2022) — LaGuardia Community College/CUNY’s Small Business & Entrepreneur Services will host its annual fall Government and Business Expo on Friday, November 4 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NYDesigns, the college’s on-campus design and tech startup and incubator space, at 29-10 Thomson Ave, Suite C-760, Long Island City, NY.
“Our annual Government and Business Expo is an important way that we serve our community—because when local small businesses flourish, our neighborhoods benefit, and our graduates have job opportunities,” said Kenneth Adams, president of LaGuardia Community College. “By helping small businesses develop relationships and secure contracts with government agencies and prime contractors, they find new revenue streams to grow their businesses. And the hiring agencies and firms find new talent to fulfill critical job needs.”
The Expo is an opportunity for owners or representatives of small businesses and Minority and/or Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) companies to meet with prime contractors and government agency representatives to explore immediate contract opportunities.
Michael J. Garner, chief diversity officer and inclusion at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), will give a keynote address. Mr. Garner will share what the MTA is doing to increase the opportunity for small, minority, women- owned firms in the government’s supply chain and how businesses can participate.
The Expo is sponsored by Ferreira Construction and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).
LaGuardia Small Business & Entrepreneur Services is a portfolio of services that provide everything a small business needs to grow—business advisement, education and training, government procurement assistance and access to capital. It is comprised of five business programs at LaGuardia:
- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
- Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
- Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)
- NYDesigns Incubator
Since launching more than two decades ago, LaGuardia Small Business & Entrepreneur Services have helped businesses access over $1 billion in contracts with the government and millions in business loan opportunities. This past year alone, more than $158M in procurement contracts was secured by small businesses supported by Small Business & Entrepreneur Services.
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