Established in 2007, NAMC-Oregon is the local affiliate of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC). The NAMC is a nonprofit trade association founded in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. Though membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges—Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry issues common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinx Americans, and Native Americans.
Members of NAMC-Oregon are individuals, partnerships, or corporations certified as minority-owned (MBE) or minority-owned disadvantaged (DBE) business enterprises (including firms that have graduated from such programs) involved in the business of construction contracting and subcontracting. Membership is also open to non-certified firms and public bodies committed to the purposes of our organization.
NAMC-Oregon membership is open to anyone committed to enhancing the status of minority individuals in the building and construction trades. NAMC is proud to be a leading voice for millions of minority trade workers and an advocate for undocumented veterans in the construction industry. Of the 160 million people employed in the United States, more than 31% (50 million) earn a living in the construction industry. Hispanics and Latinos make up 30%, or 15 million, of these workers, and African Americans represent 17% or 8.5 million workers nationally. Other minorities, totaling about 2 million, make up approximately 2% of the workforce. Together, the construction industry workforce includes 25 million minority workers.
As a member of the National Association of Minority Contractors, Oregon Chapter, you'll enjoy exclusive access to contracting opportunities with local, state, federal, and private corporations and are entitled to our membership benefits.
NAMC offers extensive support in:
Professional & Training Development- Training programs, workshops, seminars, and one-on-one technical assistance is geared towards developing, building and/or expanding the capacity of minority businesses.
Networking - Our monthly meetings are designed to give members an opportunity to network directly with our Corporate Partners, local prime contractors, and Public Agency Partners. It is also a chance to form relationships and discuss strategic partnerships with other members.
Technical Advocacy Assistance - NAMC is at the forefront of various issues related to the concerns of minority contractors and the community.
Contracting & Procurement Information - Weekly procurement opportunity bulletins from prime contractors and partner agencies, assistance with certification, pre-qualification, bid process, bonding. Receive our monthly newsletter.
Mentor/Protégé Opportunities - Select opportunities to 'Earn while you Learn' with NAMC-Oregon partners and members.
Access - Develop strong relationships with our Major Corporate Partners (MCP) Members, Government and Public Agency Partners, small businesses and local legislators to increase your exposure to business opportunities.
DJC- Special introductory rates for 1-year membership to the Daily Journal of Commerce.