Planning, design, and construction firms have a unique opportunity to advance equity goals by contracting with and supporting minority, women, and emerging small businesses (MWESBs). For your project, we can offer MWESB open house events, a business needs assessment for participating or potential subcontractors, a mentoring program, and professional development workshops. Our enrichment programs build the foundation for a productive, resilient, and stable workforce. Over the past seven years, LCA has developed MWESB programs on behalf of ODOT, the Port of Portland, American Council of Engineering Companies, Kennedy Jenks, Howard S. Wright, the Business Diversity Institute, and others.
Lois has shown a propensity to listen, learn, and then focus in on the specific issue and possible solutions. This investment of time and talent helped deliver projects that truly achieved a community’s vision.
Our MWESB support program allows you to:
- Identify and attract a wide range of MWESB firms to participate in your project
- Address the professional development needs of your MWESB subcontractors
- Enhance your firm’s reputation and demonstrate responsible business practice
- Help your subcontractors improve their services and grow their businesses