The Heartland Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) offers information on doing business with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and its federal clients. The procurement preference categories are:
- Small disadvantaged
- Section 8(a)
- Woman-owned small
- HUBZone small
- Veteran-owned small
- Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses
The local GSA office also participates in one of the longest running networking events in the area. Local entrepreneurs are offered the opportunity to introduce their business to small and large businesses, school districts and universities, as well as local, state and federal agencies.