The unhappy persistence of both the practice and the lingering effects of racial discrimination against minority groups in this country is an unfortunate reality, and government is not disqualified from acting in response to it.
Adarand Constructors, Inc. v. Pena, 515 US 200, 237 (1995), opinion of the court by U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor
The words of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor inspire the work of NAMC-Oregon: We must act. In the wake of decades of discrimination that has hindered both the creation and growth of minority-owned (MBE) construction firms, principles of fundamental fairness require that we act intentionally to remedy the effects of this acknowledged and unfortunate past. NAMC-Oregon works with agencies and the construction contracting community to identify ways to remedy this situation for the betterment of the community at large.
NAMC-Oregon’s ongoing mission is to eliminate barriers to full and profitable participation on Oregon and regional construction and design projects, both public and private, by certified MBEs that are committed to mutually engage in capacity building and utilizing members and other MBE firms, inclusion of a diverse workforce, and actions that support the improved economic status of our communities.
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