NAMC-Oregon is a nonprofit community-based organization whose mission is to advocate and support design and construction-related businesses owned by People of Color.
We provide business development through education, training, and cultivate relationships with owners and prime contractors that will afford them greater opportunities to compete for work on construction projects in Oregon and Southwest Washington.
“I feel like I have somebody behind me, supporting me. It’s just a big, big weight lifted off my shoulders. Because as a business owner you can be lonely a lot of the times, like who is going to support you – It’s been really helpful. Just to think there is an organization behind you that’s really there to empower you and to know that with a phone call, an email… you guys are very responsive.”
Rody Gonzalez – A+ Finish Carpentry
Owner | A+ Finish Carpentry
NAMC-Oregon connects Members with Partners and other companies in the industry to build healthy and sustainable relationships and increase project participation.
NAMC-Oregon assists Members in identifying opportunities on projects and provide support in accessing those opportunities.
NAMC-Oregon provides technical support services that include group training, one-on-one assistance, and mentoring to ensure that our Members have the technical savvy to compete in the market successfully.
NAMC-Oregon provides business support services that include business management, human resources, back office support and administration, financial forecasting, and marketing, to ensure that our Members have the tools to work ON their business, in addition to working IN their business.
NAMC-Oregon offers flexible workspaces for our Members to hold meetings, take conference calls, or work in a satellite location away from their home offices.
NAMC-Oregon includes Members in various communications, including regular emails to our distribution lists which includes Partners, local public agencies, and companies from across the state. In addition, we have New Member Spotlights in our NAMC Quarterly Newsletter, regularly post about our Members on our social media, and include their logo and website link on the NAMC website.
Knife River provides construction materials and contracting services in the western, central, and southern U.S.
NAMC-Oregon Premiere Partner
NAMC-Oregon connects Partners with Members and other companies owned by People of Color to increase their pool of subcontractors and to build valuable relationships.
NAMC-Oregon assists Partners in identifying and implementing procurement methods that will result in increased utilization of companies owned by People of Color.
NAMC-Oregon provides a platform for Partners to disseminate upcoming project information to secure more competition through increased bidder participation.
NAMC-Oregon includes Partners in our Quarterly Newsletter through the Partner Spotlights spread, which includes an article on a recent project or endeavor and photos, as well as regular social media posts and updates in our monthly e-News alerts.
NAMC-Oregon holds meetings every other month that is limited to the participation of NAMC Members in order to create a space that is centered on the experiences of People of Color in the industry and to provide feedback to NAMC on items of particular importance or urgency for NAMC’s advocacy and support.
NAMC-Oregon hosts virtual Office Hours over Zoom every Friday for two hours from 10 am to 12 noon to provide a space for guidance, feedback, and shared learning on any issues that are brought into the space. Office Hours is open to anyone and if needed, a separate private breakout room can be provided to assess issues that are sensitive or private.
NAMC-Oregon holds meetings every other month that includes Members and Partners as well as any other companies in the construction industry or those companies tangential to construction, to learn about NAMC’s current work, and upcoming project opportunities presented by Partners, and to continue to build community and relationships.
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