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The Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center Opens New Regional Office in Covington

Covington, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2021) – The Kentucky Procurement Technical Center (KYPTAC) is excited to announce the addition of its newest regional office. Based in Covington, it will serve the small business community throughout northern Kentucky, including Kenton, Campbell, and Boone counties. The Northern Kentucky area is a mix of urban and rural and is home to two of the top five most populous counties in Kentucky. By launching an office exclusively focused on Northern Kentucky, KYPTAC looks to help hundreds of area businesses find new opportunities through federal, state, and local government procurement.


The Covington KYPTAC office will be led by Mary Willenborg, a Procurement Consultant. Prior to joining the KYPTAC team, Mary worked as a business consultant assisting small and mid-sized organizations to develop, document and measure best practices as a path to better productivity and profitability. She has worked with clients in more than 15 industries and across 29 states. Mary is a northern Kentucky native and has an MPA from the University of Cincinnati.


KYPTAC, an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), promotes economic development and private sector business growth by providing FREE assistance to companies interested in providing products or services to federal, state, and local governments, which annually offer billions of dollars in contracts to private sector companies. In 2020, KYPTAC helped over 1700 Kentucky-based companies procure over $736MM in Federal and State government contracts. KYPTAC consultants help with contracting readiness, assisting with the registration process, and market research. Covington will be KYPTAC’s fifth office in the Commonwealth. Other offices include Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, and Paducah.


KYPTAC Executive Director, Nancy Brown said, “By adding a Covington area office, KYPTAC aims to help current clients with local representation while reaching other small businesses that currently do not participate in government procurement learn about KYPTAC’s services that help their businesses grow. Mary, with her deep northern Kentucky roots, her broad network and her strong experience is the perfect addition to our team in assisting northern Kentucky companies.”


Added Willenborg, “I am really looking forward to contributing to the already strong growth in NKY by helping local businesses win government contracts."


About Kentucky Procurement and Technical Assistance Center (KYPTAC):

KYPTAC, an initiative of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC), promotes economic development and private sector business growth by providing free assistance to companies interested in providing products or services to federal, state and local governments and large primes, which annually offer billions of dollars in contracts to private sector companies. This procurement technical assistance center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense. Learn more at kyptac.com.


About Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC):

KSTC is a private, statewide non-profit corporation committed to advancing science, technology and innovative economic development founded on Kentucky know-how. KSTC seeks to improve the capacity of people, companies and organizations to build an innovation-driven economy in Kentucky. Learn more at kstc.com.

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