The pathway for minority and female subcontractors to mature into prime contractors can be challenging at best. We have launched a new pilot mentorship program for 2020 to build capacity among minority- and women-owned businesses throughout construction, professional services, and goods & services industries.
We believe there's a wealth of talent and ‘lessons learned’ that business leaders can share with younger firms, and in doing so, help to reinforce a diverse economy here in Denver along with our next generation of successful minority- and women-owned firms.
This program matches successful, seasoned businesses with smaller, Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) to provide coaching on ways to compete more successfully for contracts in construction and related professional services. Protégés will receive coaching on public contract applications and contract performance, as well as a wide array of other business-management topics, from strategic planning to financial management and marketing.