The Oakland County Defense and Aerospace Conference presented by Oakland County’s Diversification Through Federal Contracting (DTFC) Program brought together more than 200 small businesses, entrepreneurs, as well as subcontractors and prime contractors with resources and connections to pursue federal contracting.
The DTFC helps provide businesses with the support to win federal contracts. This initiative is unique, as it focuses on Oakland County-based companies, preparing them to diversify their customer portfolio and become more economically resilient through the successful pursuit of federal contracts and grants.
Several guests of the conference shared that they were pleased to have this opportunity in Oakland County, highlighting the established and diverse ecosystem of defense companies.
The event was composed of various aspects, including:
- Networking with industry partners and resources
- Panel discussion on how to be a successful federal contractor
- Special remarks from U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin
- Keynote Speaker sharing industry report, Sean Carlson, Oakland County Deputy Executive
- Training Tracks based on skill level within federal contracting
Oakland County cultivates entrepreneurs, attracts talent and investment, promotes cutting-edge technology, and strives for an economy that works for all people and businesses of all sizes, as part of the Thriving and Inclusive Economy goal in our five-year road map.
To learn more about the event, sponsorship, and exhibitors, check out the event website at: www.OakGov.com/DefenseEvent. For more training and networking opportunities such as this, or if you are interested in receiving assistance in federal contracting visit our program website at: www.OakGov.com/FederalContracting.