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High Speed Rail:

Small Business Industry Forum


There's still time to register your company!

The Economic Development Corporation serving Fresno County is co-hosting an industry forum that will give private businesses the chance to learn more about the California High Speed Rail project in which construction is scheduled to begin in the Central Valley. Attendees will also learn about the bidding process and how they can participate in the project.This is an opportunity for small businesses to interact with and ask questions of California High Speed Rail Authority officials. This forum will also bring entrepreneurs and small businesses together with major contractors ("primes") to discuss working together on the California High Speed Rail project. There will be at least 10 prime contractors to meet with after the presentations. Make sure you register before the deadline.

September 8, 2011
Save Mart Center (Fresno, CA)
8:30am - 3:30pm
Registration, Agenda, and more information HERE

Registration will close on September 1, 2011 at 5pm. Register today!

Department of General Services will be providing workshops for small businesses to learn how to become certified as a California Small Business. Workshops will begin after the main presentations. Please see Agenda here.

Firms interested in submitting a proposal as prime contractors will be able to provide a booth or kiosk in the exhibition area to meet with potential subcontractors after presentations by the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Parsons Brinckerhoff.

If your firm has an interest in submitting as a prime contractor on any of the Authority’s projects and wishes to have an exhibition table or kiosk at the industry forum to meet potential subcontractors for the project, please respond e-mail indicating your interest no later than September 1, 2011, using “Prime Contractor Exhibit” in the subject line. Prospective primes should include complete contact information for their firm, including identification of an individual designated as the firm’s point of contact.

For general inquiries about this event, please reply to email address with “Central Valley Industry Forum” in the subject line.

REMINDER! Due to budget cuts, the EDC Office will be CLOSED on Fridays.

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