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Corps’ St. Paul District earns top place for small business contracting

Published Oct. 31, 2012

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District Small Business Program, earned national first place honors during Fiscal Year 2012 for obligating small business contracting dollars.

Tom Koopmeiners, St. Paul District Small Business Program manager, said more than 94.2% ($69 million) of the district’s total contract dollars was awarded to small businesses.   


In addition to the small business achievement, the district earned fourth place in the historically underutilized business, or HUBZone category. Koopmeiners said the district obligated more than
$20 million to this category, exceeding the 7.5 percent goal by nearly 20 percent.


“The credit truly goes to the district’s contracting team,” said Koopmeiners. “I appreciate all of their hard work, and they should know that they are contributing to the economic well being of this nation every day by putting small businesses to work.”


Small business groups include small disadvantaged businesses, woman owned businesses, HUBZone businesses and service disabled veteran businesses.


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, serves the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. It contributes around $175 million to the five-state district economy. The 700 employees work at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states. For more information, see
Patrick Moes
Shannon Bauer

Release no. 2012-107