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Arkansas entrepreneurs seeking to expand their businesses invited to National PTAC Day open house Sept. 18

By Mary Hightower
U of A System Division of Agriculture
Sept. 13, 2019 

Fast facts

  • Arkansas PTAC helps businesses learn government contracting
  • PTAC holding open house in Little Rock on Sept. 18
  • Gov. Hutchinson proclaims PTAC Day in Arkansas 

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LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses through government contracts are invited to join an open house in Little Rock on Sept. 18 to mark National PTAC Day. 

PTACs, or Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, help small businesses grow by helping them understand the processes used to obtain government contracts. 

“Arkansas PTAC has helped natural state businesses obtain millions of dollars in contracts,” said Melanie Berman, Arkansas PTAC director. “Since 2001, we’ve helped more than 7,100 Arkansas businesses obtain more than $1.3 billion in government contract work.” 

The open house is being held at the Cooperative Extension Service headquarters at 2301 S. University Ave. in Little Rock. National PTAC Day events include a free webinar at 1 p.m. (CST) with experts who will share their top tips for:

  • Getting ready to enter the government marketplace
  • Finding government contracts
  • Bidding on government contracts 

Join the webinar at the Little Rock open house, or from your office. 

Those attending the open house are invited to meet with Arkansas PTAC counselors immediately after the webinar.

There are 95 PTACs across the country and are the only dedicated source of free, expert assistance on the full range of local, state and federal government contracting issues. PTAC services in Arkansas are delivered through the Cooperative Extension Service and funded through the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency. The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. 

For more information about Arkansas PTAC, call 501-671-2390, or email Visit Arkansas PTAC online at


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 Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.   

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the station at 501-671-2229 as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

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