be an avenue to identify MBE/DBE firms for agencies and other hiring partners
be a catalyst for capacity building, for all members
be a connector to contracting opportunities for MBE/DBE firms
Since 2008, using one-on-one mentoring with industry partners, project technical workshops and workshops on various business topics related to construction, MCIP has:
Assisted MBE/DBE firms to secure an estimated $45.0 million in contracting opportunities in conjunction with prime contractors, public agencies and other industry professionals
Taught over 80 MBE/DBE firms key technical skills that serve as a catalyst for business growth.
Successfully mentored nine of these firms during a 3 year period from 2009 through 2012; they now make key executive decisions that help them grow and sustain their business. Strengthened capacities include: