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Arkansas APEX Accelerator

Helping businesses find and compete for government contracts.

The Arkansas APEX Accelerator is part of a nationwide network of APEX Accelerators working to help businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. 

The Arkansas APEX Accelerator's mission is to assist Arkansas businesses to succeed in obtaining government contracts. These contracts stimulate the growth of Arkansas' economy. For over 25 years Arkansas APEX Accelerator has assisted Arkansas businesses.

Message from Arkansas APEX Accelerator Program Director Melanie Berman:

E-mailing may return a faster response than contacting us by phone. If you are a new client – you must complete a client application prior to scheduling an appointment with a procurement counselor. APEX Accelerator services are available to you at no cost, however we must have your expressed consent to receive services per our federal government program terms and conditions. Before meeting with a counselor, we recommend you attend one of our regular (virtual) “What to expect as a NEW Arkansas APEX Accelerator client” classes to determine if government contracting is right for your business. Your first meeting with a counselor will be a brief intake meeting so we may learn all about your business to best help your business succeed in the government marketplace. Your second meeting will be a longer meeting where your counselor will begin to prepare your business to sell to the government.  As of August 2022, we are short staffed and request your patience when it comes to scheduling appointments. We are unable to accommodate drop in clients – if you are an existing Arkansas APEX Accelerator client, please e-mail your counselor or to set an appointment. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

Getting Started with APEX Accelerator

Getting Started

Learn about government certifications, registrations and verifications as well as how to search opportunities.

APEX Accelerator Services


The Arkansas APEX Accelerator provides assistance in many different ways, including one on one counseling and group trainings.

Government Contracting Resources for Arkansas Businesses


Frequently requested resources for government contracting in Arkansas.

FAQs - Arkansas APEX Accelerator


Frequently asked questions answered in one spot.

APEX Accelerator Training Resources

APEX Accelerator Trainings

Free online trainings with Govology as well as a list of our upcoming in-person APEX trainings across the state. 

APEX Accelerator News & Success Stories


Stay connected to what is happening in government contracting and other news.

Arkansas Government Contracting Specialists


The Arkansas APEX Accelerator has over 50 years of combined experience in government procurement.

About APEX Accelerator

About APEX Accelerator

The Arkansas APEX Accelerator provides government contracting technical assistance to Arkansas businesses.

 Proud to be a member of NAPEX, National APEX Accelerator Alliance. NAPEX (National APEX Accelerator Alliance)

NAPEX, National APEX Accelerator Alliance, is the professional organization of and for APEX Accelerator professionals around the country. NAPEX supports accelerators by providing them important information, professional networking, comprehensive training opportunities and a voice in national government contracting assistance and policy arenas. The Arkansas APEX Accelerator is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.