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GovCon 101: Market Research

July 11, 2024


8:00 - 9:00 am

Lacey MakerSpace | Baran Drive Southeast Lacey, WA 98503

No Fee

Join Thurston County’s lead APEX Accelerator advisor Grady Smith and explore the fundamentals of market research for government contractors. Learn the different platforms and tools available to successfully answer the question, “Who in the government buys what I sell?”

Participants will walk away with a completed Market Research Worksheet for your current (or future) business and gain knowledge in procurement data research and APEX Accelerators.

Instructor Bio
Grady Smith is an advisor with Washington State APEX Accelerator. Grady's clientelle include small business owners from the counties of Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason, Pacific, Wahkiakum, Chelan and Kittitas. Grady provides counselling, facilitating, and advising services related to GovCon (government contracting) daily for his clients.

Before APEX, Grady worked as an Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) contractor for Tetra Tech and other large companies. Before that, Grady served as an active duty US Navy EOD Technician. Grady likes doing things with his family outdoors like hunting, fishing and camping.

* A liability waiver may be requested to be signed upon arrival as LMS is a community workshop


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