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Campus construction at Rock Creek Campus welcomes Minority, Women and Small Businesses
Photos and Story by Gina Whitehill-Baziuk
When voters approved the PCC $374 million bond measure in 2008, they also approved contracting opportunities for minority, women and emerging small business (MWESB) in the Portland region.
The PCC Bond Program is hosting a workshop on Tuesday, May 8, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Event Center in Building 9 at the PCC Rock Creek campus, to welcome MWESB contractors as well as local contractors and community vendors and connect them with the bond project team managing construction and remodeling projects at Rock Creek Campus. The networking and information session is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Event Center parking lot west of Building 9 (map).
Earlier this year, representatives from the Governor’s Office, the cities of Portland and Hillsboro, Multnomah County, the Port of Portland, METRO, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs, O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders, Fortis Construction and NW Infrastructure met to discuss and share practices they have implemented to remove barriers for MWESBs who want to compete for contracts with institutions of higher education and local jurisdictions.
“As an educational institution, we welcome opportunities to support growth and development of smaller minority-owned firms by working alongside more experienced contractors on our campus projects,” said Linda Degman, associate director of the PCC Bond Program.