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Business growth expected with expansion of offices for the PTAC


January 13, 2014

Athens, OH- The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is now offering its services in Cincinnati and Dayton.

The PTAC is operated by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs through the Center for Entrepreneurship. The new offices opened on Nov. 18. PTAC now has six offices located in Athens, Akron, Lancaster and Columbus, serving 55 counties.

“Ohio University is dedicated to economic development and helping businesses,” said Sharon Hopkins, director of PTAC. “This expansion just proves their support.”

In Dayton, PTAC is expanding into an Ohio University building that also houses facilities for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The building has a training facility for up to 50 people as well as videoconferencing capabilities. The Cincinnati office is located in the Hamilton County Business Center, a small business incubator similar to the Ohio University Innovation Center.

Dayton and Cincinnati’s office procurement specialists are Bill Cox and Brian Wirth respectively. Both have worked in the program previously.

PTAC provides training and technical assistance to local businesses seeking government contracts. Ohio University’s PTAC has helped hundreds of companies successfully compete for federal contracts.

“The government will buy your product or service. The challenge is where,” said Cox, “and that’s what the PTAC’s services are for.”

The PTAC is a federally funded program. To learn more, visit www.ohio.edu/ptac or ptac@ohio.edu.

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For more information, contact Sharon Hopkins at hopkins1@ohio.edu or 740-597-1868