LANSING — The Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce announced Thursday that it helped businesses in Clinton, Eaton and Ingham counties land more than $54 million in government contracts in 2012, creating or retaining 1,096 jobs.

The total of $54,832,919 is almost double the 2011 total of $28,891,854.

Statewide, PTAC offices reported a total of $1.357 billion in awards to Michigan businesses in 2012. This total includes all local, state and federal contracts received by any size business in Michigan.

The Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan provide local businesses with the resources and know-how to successfully obtain government contracts. Through seminars, events, training and consultations, PTACs assist Michigan businesses with obtaining and performing on federal, state and local government contracts.

“The PTAC service continues to gain visibility in the business community as a viable option for economic growth in a challenging, but profitable, sector of business — government contracts,” said Kim Langenberg, Lansing Satellite PTAC Office of South Central Michigan. “We are so pleased to partner with the Lansing Regional Chamber to help any tri-county business – at no charge – navigate the cumbersome and confusing world of obtaining and performing on 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 operates the PTAC satellite office covering the tri-county region.

To discuss the variety of ways that PTAC can help your business, contact Kim Langenberg at (517) 853-6445 or


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