The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC is pleased to partner with Illinois APEX Accelerator at Bradley University to offer Illinois APEX Accelerator services in our region.

The Illinois APEX Accelerator at Bradley University is part of a nationwide network of community-based procurement professionals providing government contracting assistance. Illinois APEX Accelerators helps businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and prime contractors. Illinois APEX Accelerators support to businesses includes registration in SAM, identification of contract opportunities, help understanding requirements, and preparing and submitting bids.

Illinois APEX Accelerators provides technical assistance to businesses interested in selling products or services to federal, state, and local governments. Additionally, Illinois APEX Accelerators can help your small business:

  • Determine if you’re ready for federal contracting
  • Help you register in the proper places
  • See if you’re eligible for small business certifications
  • Assist you in researching past contract opportunities

Full list of services offered:

  • One-on-One Counseling
  • Identifying Bid Opportunities including Customized Bid Matching Services
  • Government Vendor Registrations
  • Training Workshops and Seminars
  • Market Research/Technical Assistance
  • Subcontracting Plans/Small Business Programs
  • Business Certification Assistance
  • Proposal/Bid Preparation
  • Contract Readiness Counseling

Schedule (8:30 AM – 4:30 PM):

  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 6
  • April 10
  • May 1
  • June 5
  • July 3
  • August 7
  • September 4
  • October 2
  • November 6
  • December 4

Meetings will take place at Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, located at 1817 S. Neil Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820.

Small businesses in our area who need expert assistance with Illinois APEX Accelerator services may schedule appointments with Keli Krueger-Huhra, Illinois APEX Accelerator Director at Bradley University. To schedule a meeting, please contact Keli at

The Illinois APEX Accelerator at Bradley University is a bridge to opportunities with government agencies and prime contractors. All services are confidential and provided at no charge. Learn more about APEX Accelerator at Bradley University at