The conference served as a platform for U.S. small businesses to better understand the country context in which each USAID Mission is operating and how their respective business expertise can best be utilized. Mark Walther, Director of USAID’s Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, reiterated that Agency staff are “so appreciative of the wonderful collaboration we have with...U.S. small businesses! It is such a pleasure to work with you, and witness the impacts we are having across small business goals!”
Mauricio Vera, Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, emphasized USAID’s previous accomplishments, “awarding over 14.8% of our contract dollars worldwide to small businesses...And most importantly, this amounted to over $807M to small businesses, by far the most money ever.” The conference reinforced USAID’s commitment to expanding partnership opportunities with U.S. small businesses.
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