Free State and Federal Procurement Workshop Scheduled for May 10

Allison B. Hudson

Any Ascension-based company who is interested in securing state or federal contracts should plan to attend a procurement workshop on May 10 from 8:00 to 9:30 AM at the Gonzales City Room, located at 1006 W Highway 30.  Representatives from the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (LA PTAC) and Louisiana Economic Development (LED) will share information about their programs and services.

LA PTAC is a federally funded agency that provides specialized and professional assistance to individuals and businesses any stage in the government contracting process.  Since their inception in 1989, LA PTAC has helped Louisiana businesses secure more than $2.5 billion in government contracts. More information is available at

LED administers several programs designed to give small business owners an advantage when competing for state contracts.  These programs include the Hudson Initiative, Contract Loan Program and the Veteran Initiative.  More information is available at

AEDC is hosting this workshop in conjunction with Ascension and Donaldsonville Chambers of Commerce.

To preregister, please call 225-675-1750 or reply via E-mail to