Development and Partnerships
The Minority Construction Council (MCC) was formed in 2002, as a Hartford area group of small minority contractors. Our initial years of success within the Hartford region motivated the increase of outreach efforts to state-wide minority contractors. These efforts influenced the Council to change its name from the Greater Hartford Minority Construction Council (GHMCC) to The Minority Construction Council (MCC).
Since 2007, The Minority Construction Council has matured into a non-profit organization with over 160 members throughout the State of Connecticut. The Council strives to offer the minority construction community opportunities throughout the Greater Hartford Area and statewide provide quality training and development tools for its members.
The mission of the Minority Construction Council, Inc. is to create and support opportunities for ethnic minority construction firms in the State of Connecticut. The MCC also supports Stakeholders in their efforts to source with minority Construction contractors. To sustain this mission, our focus relies on the ability to advocate, develop and assist in building relationships between our members and owners, public, private, and regulators in the construction industry.
Our goal is to increase the number of ethnic minority contractors within the State of Connecticut, and to provide them with the tools needed to successfully compete in the construction marketplace by:
- Identifying funding sources to create sustainability of the minority firms in the construction industry
- Partnering with State and Local Agencies to offer technical assistance programs to enhance the skills of minority contractors
- Promoting professional standards for minorities in the construction industry
- Providing minority contractors with access to upcoming bid opportunities and events
- Organizing forums for minority contractors to discuss solutions to barriers encountered in their business