Government Contracting Division at Lansing Regional Chamber on Pace for Record Setting Year
Monday, August 18, 2014
Posted by: Michelle Rahl
For Immediate Release Ross Woodstock
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Government Contracting Division at Lansing Regional
Chamber of Commerce on Pace for Record Setting Year
PTAC Division Helps Tri-County Businesses Create/Retain Almost 700 Jobs and Land $34.8 million in Government Contracts in First Half of 2014
(Lansing, MI) – The government contracting program at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is on pace for a record-setting year in 2014. The Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), the satellite office of South Central Michigan, announced it had helped businesses in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties secure $34.8 million in government contracts in the first half of 2014, which represents a 26.5 percent increase over the same period a year ago. The government contracts that have been secured in the first six months of 2014 have helped create or retain 697 jobs in the region, compared to 553 jobs in the same period a year ago.
“The work of the PTAC office in helping area businesses secure government contracts is one of the most important and impactful services being provided anywhere in the tri-county region,” said Tim Daman, LRCC president and chief executive officer. “It is our hope that more businesses become aware of the potential for expanding their operations through government contracting and reach out to the PTAC for assistance at no charge to their business.”
The county-by-county totals for the first half of 2014 are:
· Ingham County
o $28.6 million in government contracts
o 572 jobs created or retained
· Eaton County
o $6.1 million in government contracts
o 123 jobs created or retained
· Clinton County
o $120,106 in government contracts
o 2 jobs created or retained
Since 2008, when the PTAC satellite office was established at LRCC, the region has seen steady growth in the success of the government contracting program. In the past seven years, PTAC has helped tri-county businesses secure an astounding $240.3 million in government contracts, which have been responsible for creating or retaining 4,286 jobs in the region.
“At a time when most PTACs are seeing declines in awards and are still feeling the effects of sequestration, the tri-county region is continuing to see steady growth. Much of this growth can be attributed to the small business community who are reaping the rewards of government contracting,” said Kim Langenberg, procurement specialist, PTAC.
PTACs form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government market place. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.
All PTACs are staffed with counselors experienced in government contracting and provide a wide range of services including classes and seminars, individual counseling and easy access to bid opportunities, contract specifications, procurement histories, and other information necessary to successfully compete for government contracts.
The PTAC of South Central Michigan covers Jackson, Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee, Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties. The Enterprise Group of Jackson serves as the PTAC host organization and covers Jackson, Branch, Hillsdale and Lenawee counties. LRCC hosts the PTAC satellite office covering the tri-county region. Contact Kim Langenberg, procurement specialist, at the Lansing Regional Chamber at (517) 853-6455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is to be the preeminent business advocacy organization in the Greater Lansing region by collaborating for economic growth, creating new opportunities for our members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found on any of its social media platforms, including www.lansingchamber.org, Facebook, Twitter (@Lansing Chamber), LinkedIn and YouTube.