U.S. Government Opportunity for Jewelry and Crafts

Don’t see many government opportunity for jewelry and crafts.   Since some SCORE clients are in this segment, thought it would be good to post this .

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From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) will be hosting an event for small business owners at the new Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) on doing business with the AOC and the CVC.  The AOC is responsible for the maintenance, operation, development, and preservation of 16.5 million square feet of buildings and more than 450 acres of land throughout the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, DC.  Opened on December 2, 2008, the CVC is the largest expansion to the Capitol, and it is the new visitor entrance to the Capitol — its facilities include a 16,500 Exhibition Hall, a 530-seat Restaurant, two Gift Shops, and two orientation theaters where visitors watch a 13-minute welcome film before touring the U.S. Capitol.

The Small Business Industry Day sponsored by the Architect of the Capitol at the U.S. Capitol is free and open to any small business owner; however, advance reservation is required and attendance will be limited to 400.  Details on how to register and specific products and services sought will be forthcoming in early January.  Generally, the CVC is looking for products to be sold in its two Gift Shops that are made in the U.S.A. and manufactured with U.S.-made materials such as educational toys, jewelry, and souvenir apparel whose product themes are focused on the Capitol.

The CVC Gift Shops would be interested in small businesses that provide goods in the following NAICS codes (not a complete list):

322233 Stationery, Tablet, and Related Product Manufacturing 500

327112 Vitreous China, Fine Earthenware and Other Pottery Product Manufacturing

339914 Costume Jewelry and Novelty Manufacturing 500

339931 Doll and Stuffed Toy Manufacturing 500

339941 Pen and Mechanical Pencil Manufacturing 500

423920 Toy and Hobby Goods and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

424320 Men’s and Boys’ Clothing and Furnishings Merchant Wholesalers

424330 Women’s, Children’s, and Infants’ Clothing and Accessories Merchant Wholesalers

424450 Confectionery Merchant Wholesalers 100

424920 Book, Periodical, and Newspaper Merchant Wholesalers

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