Themed “Local Government Empowering Local Businesses,” the event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, in the AVTA Community Room, located at 42210 6th Street West in Lancaster.
The workshop will focus on educating business owners about the special requirements involved with government contracts and how to obtain information regarding current and upcoming procurement opportunities here in the Antelope Valley.
“We understand that, for many business owners, working with government agencies can be a bit confusing, and AVTA is here to help,” stated Executive Director Julie Austin. “This workshop is a great opportunity for vendors to become more familiar with the business needs and opportunities available through our local civic agencies.”
AVTA is funded in part through federal and state grants, as well as through subsidies from Los Angeles County and the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster.
By developing stronger relationships with business owners in the Antelope Valley, the transit agency hopes to see more local businesses competing for contract awards, thus keeping more taxpayer dollars in the A.V.
“Anything we can do to help local businesses thrive helps all of us here in the Antelope Valley,” stated AVTA Board Chairman Norm Hickling. “We encourage the business community to participate in these workshops, and partner with us to help keep our local economy strong.”
For more information on the 2015 Business Workshop, contact AVTA at 661-729-2203.