From the Publisher
Welcome to the first issue of Trillions magazine, the official publication of the North America Procurement Council (NAPC), a Colorado public-benefit corporation.
We chose the name “Trillions” because it is the trillions of dollars in North American government spending and its economic impact that is our focus.
This massive flow of cash is not just an economic, business and taxation issue; it is also deeply tied to the dynamics of governance and democracy.
Government spending drives many national economies and many of us spend a vast portion of our lives contributing to those trillions in the form of taxes.
As the U.S. economy has evolved and government has enlarged, U.S. government spending has steadily increased from 7% of GDP in 1902 to almost 40% today. Canada’s government already spends about 42% of GDP compared to Guatemala’s less than 15%.
Doing business with government agencies can be complicated and sometimes risky, but it can also be lucrative.
The primary mission of the NAPC is to help improve government procurement and enable more companies to benefit from government spending. One of our goals is to help companies identify opportunities, navigate the complexity, manage the risks and obtain government contracts.
The first step to fulfilling our mission was to create America’s and Canada’s first national bid portals and portals for each U.S. state and then give ownership of those portals to the people.
This really is a big deal. For the first time ever, most all government. purchasing in the U.S. and Canada can now be found in one place, for free. In doing so, we have given every business ready access to a $2+-trillion market and have made government spending vastly more transparent.
Our accomplishment is also important because it shows that we the people can do big things on our own.