The NASA/Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Industry Day and EXPO 2012 proved to once again be a great success. Held on Tuesday, October 16 in Port Canaveral, Florida, EXPO 2012 featured approximately 175 business and government exhibits, including representatives of NASA, the 45th Space Wing, prime contractors, and other Government agencies.
I spoke at the event about the importance of small business to attaining NASA’s mission. Our small business partners play a pivotal role at NASA every day and I hope that events like EXPO 2012 will help create new, successful partnerships in the future. The NASA Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP) and the Small Business Council attended the event as well.
We had a great showing of businesses and agencies interested in the small business program at NASA and were thrilled to talk to countless representatives at our booth and counseling sessions. These outreach events are invaluable to improving our small business programs. Nothing can compare to the face-to-face interaction between our small businesses specialists and the small business community.
I urge companies that are interested in doing business with NASA to attend these events for immeasurable networking and informational opportunities. Please take a look at NASA OSBP's website, http://osbp.nasa.gov/, for upcoming events. Finally, I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to KSC Director Robert D. Cabana and Small Business Specialist Larry Third for hosting another successful event.
|The speakers and presenters of EXPO 2012|
|NASA Small Business Specialists provide information at EXPO 2012|