News Release
For Immediate Release

Aimee Edwards
GOED Communications Director
(801) 538-8811 Office
(801) 755-3085 Cell

Annual symposium connects Utah companies with big business opportunities

SALT LAKE CITY (Sept. 25, 2017)—On Oct. 11, Utah businesses can explore more than $3 billion in new contracting opportunities. The 2017 Procurement Symposium, hosted by the Utah Procurement and Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC), is an opportunity for small businesses to learn how to compete in the government contracting marketplace.

“Winning a government contract can give small businesses a significant revenue boost,” said Val Hale, GOED executive director. “The symposium is an opportunity for Utah companies to meet large contractors and learn how to access new business opportunities.”

This year’s event will feature business-to-business matchmaking, how-to workshops, and rapid-fire presentations on new procurement opportunities. Participating vendors include more than 50 federal agencies, prime contractors and state and local buyers—including opportunities with Hill Air Force Base, Granite Construction and $3 billion in contracts with Salt Lake International Airport.

The symposium will be held at the South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah, on Wednesday, Oct. 11. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the event ends at 2 p.m. For more information, or to register for the symposium, visit


About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Gov. Gary R. Herbert’s commitment to statewide economic development. The state’s economic vision is that Utah will lead the nation as the best performing economy and be recognized as a premier global business environment and tourist destination. GOED provides extensive resources and support for business creation, growth and recruitment statewide, as well as programs to increase tourism and film production for the benefit of Utah residents. All administered programs are based upon strategic industry clusters to develop a diverse, sustainable economy. GOED accomplishes its mission through unprecedented partnerships. For more information please contact: Aimee Edwards, (801) 538-8811 or