Stimulus Symposium to Help Silicon Valley Business Leaders

Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:00am EDT

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Silicon Valley Leadership Group, National Strategies Partner on Event
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the federal stimulus bill, is a
unique opportunity for Silicon Valley to innovate new products, create jobs and
allocate funds to solve pressing civic and business needs. To explore the
opportunities available for public and private sector organizations, the Silicon
Valley Leadership Group is partnering with National Strategies, LLC, (NSI) a
prominent business-to-government consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. to
present a symposium on Friday, March 27th. 

The symposium will feature an overview of the stimulus package from Al Gordon,
CEO of NSI, and from Dale Bonner, California Secretary of Business,
Transportation and Housing and the point person for stimulus bill funding coming
into California. The general session will be followed by five breakout sessions
on how to prepare for stimulus opportunities in energy/environment, health IT,
technology and broadband, public infrastructure and education/workforce. 

What:Federal Stimulus Package Symposium and sector specific sessions
When:Friday, March 27, 9:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:San Jose City College Theater, 2100 Moorpark Ave., San Jose
How:To register for this event, please visit

"The stimulus is a unique opportunity with the largest, single investment ever
made in the state and local government market, all of which is required to be
spent quickly," said Gordon. "There is an extraordinary business opportunity for
companies across a number of vertical industries that want to enter or expand
their reach into the government market." 

"We see the stimulus package as a tremendous opportunity for Silicon Valley to
partner with government to move our country forward," said Carl Guardino,
President and CEO of the Leadership Group. "We`re very excited about partnering
with National Strategies to help business leaders prepare themselves for
leveraging this opportunity." 

National Strategies ( is a nationally recognized
business-to-government consulting firm that provides companies with the strategy
and hands-on resources to understand and access government contracts.NSI`s
expertise and external relationships include over 1,000 bipartisan consultants
in every state capital, major city and county across the United States and
across industry sectors including energy and environment, technology, health,
transportation, public safety and homeland security, education and finance. 

The Silicon Valley Leadership Group represents 285 of Silicon Valley's most
respected employers on issues that affect the economic health and quality of
life in Silicon Valley. Leadership Group members collectively provide nearly one
of every four private sector jobs in Silicon Valley. For more information, see 

National Strategies, LLC, (NSI)
Tammy Fleur
Silicon Valley Leadership Group
Phil Yost

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