Founded in Oakland, California in 1969 by Ray Dones and Joseph Debro. The National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) is the oldest minority construction trade association in the United States. Members include more than 50 Hall of Fame members and Legacy Contractor Builders and a combined annual project capacity of over a billion dollars nationally. The association represents the interests of millions of skilled minority workers across the country. Through a network of local chapters and in collaboration with strategic and corporate partnerships, NAMC assists members with building capacity by providing access to opportunity, advocacy, and contractor development training.
Established in 2007, NAMC-Oregon is the local affiliate of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).
NAMC-Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation that serves businesses owned by People of Color in the State of Oregon. As a non-profit, public benefit organization with Membership services, NAMC-Oregon focuses its work on education and technical assistance, relationship and community building, and business supports and advocacy.
NAMC-Oregon’s motto is “Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers” and the work focuses on construction industry issues common to people who identify as Black, African American, Latino/a/x, Hispanic, Native American, Indigenous, Asian, and Pacific Islander.
NAMC-Oregon engages in this work through its NAMC University program and through Business Success Planning, both of which include group trainings, one-on-one technical assistance, and cohort and individualized business support. NAMC-Oregon also provides support through community building, networking, and bridge building programming, as well as through committee-based and direct advocacy in support of Members and their issues.
To advocate and support businesses owned by People of Color and to provide business development through education and training.
Oregon has fair and equitable contracting with profitable businesses owned by People of Color and a sustainable diverse workforce.
NAMC Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation that serves businesses owned by People of Color in the State of Oregon.