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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Travis County will hold a forum to help local businesses learn about opportunities to perform work on projects included in a $185 million bond package approved by voters in 2017. The forum will take place at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4 at the Asian American Resource Center on Cameron Road. It will include presentations from county staff on the bidding process and best practices related to the projects that will improve roadways and drainage, and create better environments for pedestrians and bicyclists. Scheduled speakers include David Greear, the county’s assistant public works director; Luke Luper, a bonding consultant for the city of Austin; Hopeton Hay, director of underutilized business programs for the University of Texas System; and Jennifer Winkler and Randle Jackson, procurement specialists for the county. Attendees are encouraged to network to form possible partnerships and increase their opportunities for winning contracts.