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Posted 3/6/2015

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By Elizabeth Lockyear
Public Affairs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Approximately 150 people attended the Small Business Open House hosted by the District Feb. 26, 2015 at the district’s main office. Special guests included Richard J. Berry, mayor of Albuquerque and South Pacific Division Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Toy. Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry speaks with SPD commander BG Mark Toy and a small business representative at the open house
The open house was designed to allow small businesses “to share their firm’s unique capabilities and experiences with the Albuquerque District team,” said Daniel Curado, the District’s Deputy for Small Business Programs. Industry, non-profits and government agencies were all well-represented. Representatives from various District offices such as Regulatory, Military Construction, Environmental, and Operations met with small businesses to discuss opportunities and requirements involved in working with the Corps.



 “The Albuquerque District did a great job in the execution of the event. Feedback received from visitors was very positive and small businesses in particular appreciated the opportunity to interact with our decision makers,” said Curado.
A District contract representative speaks with a small business representative during the open house.
The Albuquerque District is a diversified, full-service U.S. Army Corps of Engineers district, performing design, construction and operations and maintenance services to three New Mexico Air Force Bases - Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque; Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis; and Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo. The District also provides design services to two Arizona Air Force Bases, Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

 Kris Schafer, chief of the District’s Planning Branch, speaks with a small business representative Feb. 26, 2015.Other District work includes environmental enhancements and hazardous and toxic waste remediation; work for other agencies such as the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Customs and Border Patrol; and the operation and maintenance of nine dams in New Mexico and Southern Colorado.

“The event was a great success for both small businesses and the District. We are looking forward to hosting another open house in the fall,” said District Commander Lt. Col. Patrick Dagon.

Albuquerque mayor Brig. Gen. Mark Toy Mayor Richard Berry open house small business