The Minority Construction Council (MCC) began in 2002 as a small Hartford area group of minority contractors that has now matured into a non-profit organization with over 160 members throughout the State of Connecticut. Our initial years of Hartford region success motivated the Council to increase its outreach efforts to statewide minority contractors and hence our original name changed from The Greater Hartford Minority Construction Council (GHMCC) to the Minority Construction Council (MCC).
The Minority Construction Council was then formally established in 2007 as non-profit member organization for the purpose of training and developing a sustainable minority construction community through the advancement of construction contracting opportunities in the Greater Hartford area. Our original Board of Directors had a vision of multi-faceted programs of advocacy and training to assist emerging minority owned and operated contracting firms. We continue to follow the vision of our founders as we effect positive change for minority contractors.
The MCC assists and equips members in the construction building trades as well as related business owners with interests in the construction industry. We also encourage and support members in their needed preparation to enter into contracts in the public and private sector. A prime goal is to develop partnerships with public agencies and prime contractors to help them in outreach efforts to meet project Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) goals and “good faith efforts” as required on many Municipal, State- and Federally-funded projects. MCC is a primary resource in performing due diligence in minority contractor participation.
MCC membership is offered to sub-contractors, general contractors, for-profits, non-profits, government entities, material suppliers, service providers, professional services, project managers, consultants and prime contractors doing work in the State of Connecticut.
As of October 1, 2010 MCC’s new Executive Director is Rufus Wells, Sr. He has experience in business consultation, construction administration, Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) ordinances, finance/accounting, and organizational behavior.