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Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)


Northwest Michigan
APEX Accelerator
(Formerly known as PTAC)


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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The counties shown in dark blue are located within the Northwest MI PTAC service area.

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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.


Northwest Michigan Works! is an essential resource for employers and job seekers in the Northern Michigan area.

Kathy Stuart, Michigan Rubber Products Human Resource Manager