The Federal Procurement Center – under the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – has a critical mission to support the 9.7 Million Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) throughout the Nation in gaining access to and succeeding in performing Government contracts.
Walter Cotton III is one of a hand full of dedicated retired services members that are credited with helping the Federal Government increase its level of contracting with Disabled Veteran from $750 Million to more than $19 Billion annually.
In addition to the above contributions, Mr. Cotton also:
• Was the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Community’s first National spokesperson.
• Held positions as Chairperson of the American Legion’s Small Business Taskforce, the Veteran Service Organization Community’s lead trainer & subject matter expert on SB-to-SB Joint Venturing (i.e., from 2006 to 2010)
• Co-Authored the Contracting Section of the Small Business Jobs & Credit Act of 2010 (Signed into Law on 9/27/2010)
• Acted as the SBA's Office of Veteran Services primary industry source & subject matter expert on complex small business contracting matters (i.e., from 2006 to 2012)
• Is a Board Member & Treasure of the Elite SDVOB Network – and in 2019 he was appointed President of New York Chapter of the Elite SDVOB Network.
• Founded the AbilityToo Network (i.e., an online Contractor Networking & Teaming Resource), and
• Is a Contributing Columnist to leading Veteran and Small Business Publications.
Mr. Cotton is currently Managing Partner of ‘The Cotton Exchange’ (i.e., his consulting and social contracting business units), and is a sought-after Subject Matter Expert by Agencies, Trade Associations, Major Prime Contractors & Veteran Business Owners.