Webcast: Recognized Government Experts Discuss 2009 Federal Government Stimulus Package

Tuesday, January 6, 2009 General News
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Former Head of DOT for Utah, CIO of NY Address Impact and Opportunities,

Answer Attendees' Questions

SEATTLE, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

WHERE: Register here for the webcast.


There has been a tremendous amount of discussion centered on President-elect Barack Obama's economic stimulus package that has outlined a significant increase in federal spending on the U.S. infrastructure. This webcast, led by experts in the areas that will be most impacted by this initiative, will help clarify where those dollars will likely be allocated, how quickly this funding will happen and where the opportunities for businesses will be.

Companies need to be prepared for the breadth of projects - hundreds of billions of dollars worth - coming from state, local and educational agencies. Given the slowdown in the private sector, businesses must be ready to pursue these projects.

In this discussion, moderated by Onvia Executive Vice President Irv Alpert, each of the panelists will interpret what is happening for attendees and delve into what businesses can expect from the stimulus - and what they need to do to compete and win the imminent opportunities. Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A session, during which attendees can get their questions answered by the experts.

All registered attendees will receive a copy of Onvia's 2009 Government Market Outlook, which summarizes findings of a November 2008 survey of more than 2,400 government officials at state, local and educational entities. The survey looked at anticipated spending in each of the venues, throughout the country and across the categories of infrastructure, technology and business services, including different subsets of these categories. This data, which reflects the current economic downturn, coupled with the details from this webcast, will help prepare attendees for winning government-funded business in 2009.

To register for the webcast, click here.

About Onvia

Onvia (Nasdaq: ONVI) helps businesses achieve a competitive advantage by delivering timely and actionable information on pending projects, sales leads and key business contacts. More than 8,100 clients across the United States rely on Onvia as a comprehensive resource for industry-specific information needed to plan, market and sell effectively. Onvia offers unparalleled coverage of government purchasing activity in addition to commercial and residential projects in development. Onvia was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.

WHO: Tom Warne, Former Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation James Dillon, Former CIO of the State of New York Mike Pickett, Onvia President and CEO, among additional speakers WHAT: Webcast focused on the 2009 Government Stimulus Package and its pending impact on roads and highways and on IT in education and healthcare. Government insiders address topics including: * Which types of projects will be funded * What agencies will likely benefit from the stimulus dollars * The timing of money coming from Congress * What the overall 2009 government market outlook looks like * What businesses need to do to get prepared now and position their companies to win the work forthcoming WHEN: Two Available Session Times: Tuesday January 13, 2009 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST/9:00-10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday January 14, 2009 12:00-1:00 p.m. EST/9:00-10:00 a.m. PST


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