Participants in opening ceremonies for the Historically Underutilized Business Zone, or HUBZone, Industry Day and Expo 2012 pose for photographers. From the left are, Kennedy Space Center Director Bob Cabana, Canaveral Port Authority Commission Chairman Bruce Deardoff, NASA Small Business Specialist Larry Third, the Space Man from Kennedy Space Center's Visitor Complex, Col. Rory Welch, vice commander for the 45th Space Wing, NASA Associate Administrator for the Office of Small Business Programs Glenn Delgado, NASA Chief of Staff David Radzanowski, U.S. Rep. Bill Posey R-Rockledge.
The event was hosted for business leaders who are interested in learning about government contracting opportunities and what local and national vendors have to offer. The expo was held in Cruise Terminal 4 at Port Canaveral, Fla. The annual trade show is sponsored by Kennedy's Prime Contractor Board, the U.S. Air Force 45th Space Wing and the Canaveral Port Authority. It featured about 175 large and small businesses and government exhibitors from Brevard County and across the nation. Photo credit: NASA/ Kim Shiflett