As I’ve mentioned previously, science and technology funding can play a vital role in helping to stimulate the economy (it also looks as though NSF and DOE science funding was mostly restored in the stimulus package, which is a very good thing). Along those lines JPL will be hosting a high tech conference March 3-4. From the link:
Attendees can participate in “how-to” workshops, meet with industry representatives from companies and agencies such as NASA and Lockheed Martin, and make use of individual counseling to discuss potential business opportunities with exhibitors.
More information on the conference can be found here. At previous conferences, about 900 small business owners were in attendance. So, if you think you or your business can make some high tech contribution (transportation, computer technology, aerospace, etc.) for the future and make some money doing it, definitely think about checking this out. At $140 per person, it is not entirely cheap, but a lot less expensive then other conferences I’ve been attended.