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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


Northwest Michigan
APEX Accelerator
(Formerly known as PTAC)


New Year. New Brand!  We’re excited to announce our new name and brand! Moving forward we will be known as APEX Accelerators. Founded in 1985, our program has proudly served the business community eliminating barriers to local, state, and federal contracting. While our name and logo will change, we will continue to provide the same important services and MORE. 2023 will be a big year for APEX Accelerators, our new brand embraces our past while propelling us into a bold and bright future.  The change will take time but you will begin to notice less of "PTAC" and more of "APEX Accelerators" in our communication.  For more information on APEX Accelerators visit:

The Northwest Michigan Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a grant-funded organization, supported by federal and state agencies, and offering no-cost marketing, technical consulting, and training to businesses in Northwest Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula who wish to pursue government contracts.

The mission of the Northwest Michigan PTAC is to help support and stimulate economic development in northwest Michigan by assisting businesses with finding, pursuing, obtaining, and performing on contracts with local, state, and federal branches of government.

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This Procurement Technical Assistance Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense.  Let the Department of Defense know how the Northwest Michigan PTAC serves you! 

This PTAC is funded in part by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and is hosted by Networks Northwest.


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