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July 20: Workshop to show how to do business with NASA

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
June 12, 2017 

Fast facts:

  • APAC, partners hold workshop to learn about selling goods, services to NASA
  • July 20 event set for Reynolds Business Center on UA Little Rock Campus
  • Register online,, deadline is July 17.  

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LITTLE ROCK – The agency that put the first man on the moon now wants to teach entrepreneurs how to make that giant leap by contracting with NASA.  

“Doing Business with NASA” will be held Thursday, July 20, at the Reynolds Business Center atrium on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The workshop’s program begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

The workshop also includes “matchmaking” in which representatives will be available to meet one-on-one with business owners to answer questions following lunch. Attendees may sign up for these matchmaking meetings between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m.

The cost to attend is $20 and pre-event registration – separate from the matchmaking signup -- is required. Registration is online at For more information, contact Shannon Roberts, or 501-683-7700.

“Since small business are critical to the success of NASA’s missions and the heart of the country’s economy, events like these are very important to NASA and the local economies,” said Troy Miller, small business specialist at the NASA Shared Services Center. Miller is helping organize the Little Rock event. 

“This event will help expand the growth options for the Arkansas businesses we work with every day,” said Melanie Berman, director of the Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, part of the Cooperative Extension Service. “Helping entrepreneurs grow through government contracting is the core of our mission and we’re proud to be part of this workshop.” 

The NASA facilities scheduled to participate:

  • Johnson Space Center
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Stennis Space Center
  • NASA Shared Services 

The workshop is being produced by these partners: NASA, Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Arkansas Procurement Assistance Center, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. 

To learn more about APAC, visit


About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.  

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.    

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2006

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