Thursday, October 4, 2012
Sarah Mueller, Jacksonville Business Journal
Elected local, state and federal officials are scheduled to participate in the inaugural First Coast Defense Expo in Jacksonville.
The event starts with a reception on Oct. 16 and runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Jacksonville JetPort at Cecil Airport. The expo is hosted by the Florida League of Defense Contractors and the Jacksonville Aviation Authority in conjunction with U.S. Congressman Ander Crenshaw, R-FL.
“It’s really a door opener for these local companies,” said Crenshaw, who is also a member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
Firms exhibiting include: Jacksonville JetPort, U.S. Fleet Readiness Center Southeast and Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. of Jacksonville.
The event allows local companies to network with the national firms, giving “them a chance to show what they can do,” Crenshaw said.
Other special guests include Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.