Perry Mehta Speaks at White House Urban Economic Forum in Detroit

Perry Mehta Speaks at White House Urban Economic Forum in Detroit

May 17, 2012–At the recent White House Urban Economic Forum in Detroit, President & CEO Perry Mehta talked about how FutureNet Group has become a major player in the $500 billion U.S. Government contracting industry, and grew its annual revenues to $30 million as a federal contractor. Mehta spoke at the Contracting, Subcontracting and Procurement Opportunities workshop, which showcased FutureNet Group as a local company that has successfully bid and won federal contracts in the environmental, construction and technology industries.

Mehta was joined on the panel by several Detroit area entrepreneurs including Natalie King, Partner, J. King Solar – DIG Industries, Vicky Lewis, President & CEO, VMX International, and Ije Ofuagwu, President & CEO, Brix Corporation. David Hinson, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency and Andre DuPerry, Chief Procurement Officer, City of Detroit also were on the panel.

More than 750 people attended the Forum that pooled resources from the White House, the City of Detroit, investors, resource providers and mentors, with one agenda in mind: to help entrepreneurs build businesses that will create jobs and stimulate the Metropolitan Detroit economy. Kicking off the event were

  • The Honorable Dave Bing, Mayor, City of Detroit
  • Portia Roberson, Detroit Lead, White House Initiative, Strong Cities, Strong Communities
  • Ari Matusiak, Executive Director, White House Business Council

The Forum was presented by the White House Business Council, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Dave Bing of the City of Detroit.