Alliance Northwest, the Largest Business-To-Government Conference in the Pacific NW, Is Scheduled for March 11, 2021


Submitted by Thurston EDC

Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features high-quality workshops and matchmaking sessions between small businesses, government agencies and prime contractors. The event is in its 35th year. Hosted by Thurston Economic Development Council (EDC), home of Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Alliance Northwest has a strong history of federal agency support and is widely known as the place where business and government learn and connect.

Who Should Attend?
• Businesses interested in selling to the government and prime contractors
• Prime contractors and government buyers seeking to outreach small and diverse businesses.

This event attracts over 1,000 attendees, including the who’s-who of government contracting. Alliance Northwest is the premier government contracting event in the region, bringing together prime contractors, government agencies and small businesses for a full day of relationship building.  The 2021 event will start with pre-event activities and allow for extended networking beyond March 11.

For those firms who are experienced government contractors, Alliance Northwest is the place to strengthen established relationships, explore other government contracting opportunities and teaming opportunities, and hear the marketplace’s latest news and trends from the expert workshop speakers.

If you’re new to government contracting, you’ll have an opportunity to meet government agency representatives, explore sub-contracting opportunities with prime contractors and attend high-quality training workshops.

How Much Does it Cost?


  • $50 for the first 500 attendees! $75 after that.
  • Washington State Certified Veteran Owned Businesses receive 50% off curtesy of Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Federal agency – no cost

Sponsors: Packages starting at $1,000

Corporate/Agency Profiles: $300

Who: Thurston Economic Development Council
What:: Alliance Northwest
When: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Where: A Virtual Event on the SWAPCARD Platform
For more information: Holly House, 360.464.6040,
Registration: Alliance Northwest website

About the Thurston Economic Development Council (Thurston EDC)
The Thurston EDC has been supporting a strong economy in Thurston County since 1982 with a mission to create a dynamic and sustainable economy that supports the values of the people who live and work in Thurston County. At the foundation of the work we do are three main principles: recruit, retain, and expand. We work to maintain the health of local businesses by offering technical assistance and providing advocacy on their behalf. We present market opportunities to Thurston County employers, providing support for them to expand their operations. We actively attract investment and employment opportunities into our region through outreach, promotion and trade missions.

About Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center

The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a program of the Thurston EDC, a non-profit organization in Lacey, WA. PTAC assists businesses, at no cost, in all areas of selling to the federal, state and local governments.

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