At the Department of Energy, our job is to reduce barriers as you develop your small business. We aim to connect you to resources you need to access federal procurement opportunities. In the past, we've done this in part through our Annual Small Business Conference & Expo, bringing thousands of people together at once to give a national perspective about doing business with us.

This year we decided to make a change to our conference program — instead of holding a single national conference, we are spreading out across the country, partnering with our National Laboratories and field sites to bring Small Business Summits to you.

Visit our summit website to learn more.

Each summit is designed to bring small business owners, U.S. Department of Energy procurement experts, and local liaisons together to talk about the best ways we can partner with the small business community. At regional Small Business Summits, you'll hear localized information about doing business with the Department's Laboratories and field sites, connecting you to the 85 percent of our procurement dollars that are obligated to Facility Management Contractors.

Stay tuned for additional emails from us for updates on dates, times, locations, and other news about the new Small Business Summits.

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