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MS PTAC updates to MS APEX Accelerator

  • Small business contracting workshops planned

The Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Center has a new name: Mississippi APEX Accelerator.

The initiative has upcoming events around the state to help small businesses navigate government procurement contracting.

More than 95 PTACs nationwide, including MS PTAC, will change to the new name in the coming months as the program is now under the umbrella of the Department of Defense Office of Small Business Programs.

“We are devoted to supporting the businesses in our state. With our new identity, we will intensify our outreach and continue our top-notch support for all government contracting needs,” said MDA Director of Minority and Small Business Carol Harris. “New name yet same dedication.”

The procurement assistance program has played a crucial role in supporting small businesses wanting to access the government contracting market. By offering resources and guidance on the procurement process, the staff has helped numerous businesses throughout the state flourish.

The new APEX Accelerators brand reflects the program’s mission to spur innovation and help small businesses reach new heights.

The support provided by MS PTAC as the center transitions to APEX Accelerator will remain the same, as staff will continue offering programs and seminars geared toward assisting small businesses and contractors with government contracting needs. The upcoming schedule of APEX Accelerator workshops is as follows:

  • Columbus Air Force Base: Small Business Doing Business with the Government

            Wednesday, March 15

            8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

            Trotter Center, 402 2nd Ave North, Columbus, MS

  • Meridian Naval Air Station: Small Business Subcontracting Opportunities

            Tuesday, March 28

            10 a.m. to noon

            Union Train Station, 1901 Front Street, Second Floor, Meridian, MS

  • Exploring Contracting Opportunities with the Meridian Naval Air Station

            Tuesday, April 25

            10 a.m. to noon

            Union Train Station, 1901 Front Street, Second Floor, Meridian, MS

  • Capability Briefings: Setting the Stage for Your Next Proposal

            Tuesday, June 6

            10 a.m. to noon

            Union Train Station, 1901 Front Street, Second Floor, Meridian, MS

APEX Accelerators provides critical assistance to new and existing businesses interested in government contracting. APEX and its centers are a critical component of the government’s small business strategy. Goals include: expanding the government and defense industries; strengthening the supply chain; promoting inclusion and diversity; and facilitating cyber security compliance and training.

For more information, visit www.mscpc.com. To register for the above events, visit https://mscpc.com/upcoming-events. For more information, please contact Joycie Lenoir at jlenoir@mississippi.org.

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