A new government relations and business development consulting firm has been created in Oxford, Mississippi, and will provide external affairs support and services to small and medium size businesses, associations and foundations. The new firm will also have a targeted focus on the defense industry with a concentration on homeland security, the National Guard, Maritime Domain Awareness markets, and assisting in the growth of emerging technology companies.

Yoste Strategic Partners, LLC will conduct much of its business in Washington, DC, but will have a national reach, including work along the southern and northern borders, west coast and in the heartland of America. The firm will be headquartered in Oxford, Mississippi, the home of Ole Miss and its founder, Geoffrey Yoste. “I choose to live and work out of Oxford because of its wonderful quality of life, and it is just an hour from the Memphis Airport, a Northwest hub with daily nonstop fights to just about anywhere,” said Yoste. Oxford and Ole Miss will also be hosting the first Presidential Debate, Sep. 26th.

Yoste, a retired army officer has served the last four years as a director with DRS Technologies-Homeland Security Programs and SBInet. Yoste served on the staff of former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and was an advisor to the late Governor Kirk Fordice (R-MS) handling issues ranging from armed services, maritime, energy and transportation and economic development.

Yoste said he hopes to utilize his 20-plus years of experience in politics, military, business and higher education at the national, regional and state levels to help companies build strategic business and political alliances with key influencers to help advance their client’s interests, gain access to new markets, enhance their image and grow market share.

Yoste Strategic Partners will not only help other companies pursue key Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security contracts but as a certified veteran-owned small business, the firm will be teaming with other companies and innovators to win government contracts.

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