Business Development


Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (MO PTAC) partner with University of Missouri Extension to help Missouri businesses obtain and perform federal, state and local government contracts. MO PTAC services are available to all Missouri businesses with emphasis on small businesses; veteran-owned small businesses; service disabled veteran-owned-small businesses; 8(a) firms; small disadvantaged businesses; woman-owned small businesses; firms in HUBZones; Minority Business Enterprises; Women Business Enterprises; and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. There are nine PTACs geographically dispersed through the state, plus a state office on the University of Missouri Columbia campus.

Barry County is served by Joplin PTAC which offices on the Missouri Southern State University campus. For more information, contact Phyllis Behrens at (417) 625-9353 or

Local resources

Joplin Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Room 107A, Plaster Hall, SBTDC, MSSU
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin, MO 64801-1512
(417) 625-9353
(417) 625-9782


Business resources for Missouri


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National government sites