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JEDCO, Jefferson Chamber to host webinar on doing business with the government

(AVONDALE, La) — In the 2019 fiscal year, the United States government spent $594 billion dollars on business contracts – ranging from office supplies and janitorial services to technology and planning.  Federal contract spending grew at a rate of nearly 7.6% every year since 2015, according to Bloomberg Government. Doing business with the government can be very lucrative work for businesses.

That’s why JEDCO and the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce teamed up to bring you a Prosper Jefferson webinar on government contracts and how to obtain them. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, at 10:00 am. We invited two experts to provide their guidance and advice on how to navigate the contract system and to provide an update on what working with the government looks like in the midst of a pandemic. Attendees will learn:

  • How to determine if your business should be doing business with the government
  • Basic requirements of doing business with the government
  • How to secure government contracts
  • How COVID-19 impacts doing business with the government


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. This seminar is free and open to the public. It will be recorded and shared on the JEDCO and Jefferson Chamber websites following the event.

Christopher Kane, Adams & Reese

Christopher maintains a multi-faceted practice, counseling clients on economic development matters, transportation law, construction law, business litigation cases, governmental relations and professional athlete injury claims. In some ways, these areas overlap, and as a result, the regional, national and international clients he advises benefit. For example, both his experience and knowledge base in drafting and implementing contracts inform his litigation work, and because he’s a litigator, Chris knows how to craft contracts that are as litigation-proof as possible.

Recognized for his work on many economic development projects, Chris channels a convergence of people, factors and revenue streams to help make public-private partnerships produce new or expand existing enterprises and create solid and sustainable jobs. He and his team handle government relations work, design and negotiate incentive packages, provide advice on financing, help with construction and architect contracts and deal with virtually any issue that arises. If something goes sideways on a project, which happens at times, he represents clients in constructions and other disputes.

Colleen Broussard – Perry, Louisiana PTAC

Colleen brings more than 30 years of Government contracting experience to the LA PATC team. Colleen joined the LA PTAC in December 2019 having retired in 2018 after 34 years of Federal Government Service. During her more than 30-year tenure, Colleen served as a Contract Specialist, Contract Administrator and Contracting Officer.

Colleen has experience in contract pre-award, award, post-award, administration, and close out. She oversaw construction, supply, service, grants, leasing and architect-engineering contracts.

Colleen’s tenure in Contracting allowed for a wide variety of duty assignments which included: Oakland Army Base,  NASA Ames Research, Onizuka Air Force Station, McClellan AFB, Mather AFB, Defense Language Institute, US Army Reserves Fort Hunter-Liggett, Travis AFB, US Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District, Defense Contract Management Agency Lathrop/Roseville CA Campus, General Services Administration San Francisco, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, Department of Veteran Affairs and Louisiana Air National Guard.