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2024 Southeast Oklahoma Procurement Event

"I feel that the SE Oklahoma Procurement Event is the single best networking event for small businesses looking to connect with government buyers and contractors. The 2024 matchmaking event paired me with eight potential buyers, all of whom expressed a need for our land surveying services. Several reached out to us in the days immediately following the event. I can’t thank you enough for providing the keys to opening those doors. We could not have done it without our APEX Accelerator."
- Leslie "Bubba" Mathis, Vice President Field Operations at Arkoma Surveying & Mapping

May 21, 2024

Event Aims to Connect Small Businesses with Government Contracts 

McALESTER Okla. – Over 90 small business representatives attended the 2024 Southeast Oklahoma Procurement Outreach Event on May 16 at Kiamichi Tech – McAlester. This event gave Kiamichi Tech APEX Accelerator clients the opportunity to meet and connect with government agency contracting officers and buyers.  

“Our event is a procurement matchmaking-style event,” said Ron DeGiacomo, Kiamichi Tech APEX Accelerator Coordinator. “Businesses were able to sign up to talk to government buyers in short sessions to introduce their company, explain their capability, ask questions about the agency’s buying potential and look for selling clues for doing business with the agency in the future.” 

Representatives from over 20 government agencies attended the event and had the opportunity to give a brief overview of the types of contracting opportunities they have available before participating in one-on-one sessions with business owners. 

“The matchmaking event is really good for small businesses who are looking to learn more about working with government agencies,” said Bill Moskwa from AERO Component Repair, LLC in Durant. “I received so much advice from the people I talked to and I look forward to seeing the benefits of those conversations.” 

The Oklahoma APEX Accelerator at Kiamichi Tech provides marketing and technical assistance to businesses & industry clients interested in selling products and services to federal, state, local and tribal governments. The primary purpose of Oklahoma APEX Accelerator is to expand the economy in southeast Oklahoma by providing specific, tangible resources to Oklahoma business and industry clients through job retention and growth. 

Questions? Contact Ron DeGiacomo at 

Check back early 2025 for details about next year’s event.