January 22, 2020 – The Opportunity Zones incentive is a new community investment tool established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 to encourage long-term investments and stimulate economic development and job creation in low-income neighborhoods. Opportunity Now: Jan. 22 Opportunity and Entrepreneurship Summit in Columbus will feature a discussion on unleashing Opportunity Zones’ economic potential in Ohio. A representative from the White House, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Ohio Development Services Agency will be among the participants. It will be held at the Lincoln Theater in Columbus. For more information and to register, click here.


January 23, 2020 – Cybersecurity is an important concern for government agencies, and in 2020, many will adopt policies that will impact your business. This seminar, Staying Cyber Secure: 2020 Requirements for Government Contractors, provides an overview of the new requirements and steps you need to take to be compliant, with an emphasis on the Department of Defense. The seminar is organized by the U.S. Small Business Administration and will be held at the Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center in Dayton. For more information and to register, click here.


January 28, 2020 – The U.S. General Service Administration’s Office of the Integrated Award Environment is streamlining 10 federal procurement and awards online platforms into one cohesive system, Beta.Sam.gov. This webinar, called BetaSAM 2.0: Prepare Your Business For The New Federal Procurement System, will feature a basic introduction and a demonstration on searching for federal contract opportunities through Beta.SAM.gov. The event is hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration Columbus District Office and the Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center. For more information and to register, click here.