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More than 500 Persons Attend OCTA Business Expo

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) welcomed more than 500 business leaders, small business owners, and transportation officials to its recent Business Expo. The full-day event provided information on how to succeed in the competitive world of contract bids and networking with key Southern California agencies and firms.

OCTA spends approximately half a billion dollars each year purchasing goods and services from local businesses with funding from Measure M, the county’s voter-approved half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, as well as state and federal sources. Contract services range from architectural and engineering to office supplies and pest control.

“The simple goal of the Expo is to help you in attendance forge and cultivate relationships by networking, and getting a preview of what’s going on in the region,” said OCTA Chairman Shawn Nelson, also chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. “We look forward to working with you to improve our economic climate while at the same time making Orange County an easier place to get around.”

In addition to panel presentations and breakout sessions, the event featured approximately 100 exhibitors ranging from major construction and engineering firms to smaller businesses.

Kish Rajan, director of the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development, speaks at the OCTA Business Expo.

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