Programs

Construction Resource Centers of North Carolina

Construction Resource Centers offer services and support to help small, minority, and women-owned businesses identify and compete for construction-related projects.

We can help with:

  • Construction plan rooms where you can review and copy construction plans for current projects and use our estimating software to prepare your bid.
  • An online database of current bid opportunities.
  • Certification and pre-qualification assistance to help you compete for N.C. Department of Transportation contracts.
  • Training and workshops on industry-specific topics, business management and operations.
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Many of these services are available at no cost; others at low or discounted rates.
Contact Construction Resource Centers of North Carolina for information and help growing your construction-related business.

Plan Room Locations

Construction Resource Center of Fayetteville

2520 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 488-4115 

Construction Resource Center of Greensboro

Department of Construction Management & Occupational Safety and Health, N.C. A&T University
Price Hall, Room 112M, Laurel Street
(Price Hall is located directly behind Smith Hall)
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone (919) 956-8889

Bid Lettings

The N.C. Department of Transportation's Connect NCDOT website contains comprehensive information on construction projects bid lettings as well as information on how businesses can compete for contracts.

In most cases, businesses must be prequalified to provide services to NCDOT.  The Institute's construction business experts can help you negotiate the prequalification and bid process.

Additional bid opportunities can be found through the Institute's online database of current bid opportunities.

Minority-owned firms face unique challenges. In order to survive in today’s increasingly global marketplace, CEOs must lead their firms with innovative, clear strategies. In the absence of specialized executive training, few of these firms will be positioned for continual success in the marketplace. The Minority Executive Education Institute (MEEI) delivers comprehensive and robust graduate-level business education designed to help minority business executives strengthen and grow their companies.  

MEEI business education builds the capacity and extends the capabilities of minority firms through the following program features:

  • Extensive course content based on proven best practices and research
  • Leading business experts from university and corporate partners
  • Access to new business resources through networking and strategic partnerships
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MEEI programming utilizes the talents of graduate-level professors from universities across the state and leading business experts, creating a powerful learning experience that gives minority and women business owners concrete knowledge that can be used to grow revenue, enter into new markets, or launch new product ideas.

In the ever-changing business landscape, minority-owned firms must begin to aggressively develop a mindset for growth. MEEI will help to position firms for explosive growth in the marketplace.

Contact the Minority Executive Education Institute

Kaye Gantt

Chief Operations Officer
(919) 956-8889 | kgantt@theinstitutenc.org

Public Allies North Carolina is one of 25 statewide, affiliate sites connected to our national movement to advance social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership capacities of young people.  Our mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it.

For over 25 years, we have helped thousands of underrepresented young leaders serve the capacity needs of non-profit organizations and government entities, get on successful pathways to higher education and careers, and bring communities together to work for the common good.

Public Allies is a program of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. Our program is made possible through funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Our signature AmeriCorps Ally Program has identified thousands of diverse young adults and prepared them for leadership. Our learning process weaves together four key elements that constitute an experiential journey of self-discovery and professional development:

  • Practical, on-the-job learning through a paid, full-time nonprofit apprenticeship,
  • Rigorous leadership training,
  • Building community through our cohort model, and
  • Mentoring, coaching, and continual self-reflection.

Allies are placed with one of our partner organizations where they help address critical community needs such as youth development, education, workforce development, environmental issues, arts programming and community health.  Our program is a dynamic pipeline for talented young people to emerge as leaders and to strengthen the capacity of community organizations across the state of North Carolina.

To learn more about our program, partner with us or apply to be an Ally, click here.

Contact Public Allies North Carolina

Cheri Selby Pearson, J.D.

Executive Director
(919) 956-2319 | cheris@publicallies.org

Hannah James

Program Manager
(919) 956-2333 | hannahj@publicallies.org

Shalondra Greenlee

HBCU Pipeline Development Coordinator
(919)-956-2333 | northcarolina@publicallies.org

The South Atlantic Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) serves as a regional office for the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).  SBTRC works closely with prime and subcontractors, as well as state and local transportation agencies within the South Atlantic Region.  The main focus of the SBTRC is assisting firms that are interested in doing business with the U.S. DOT directly, or with state and local agencies receiving U.S. DOT funding.

 

SBTRC supports small businesses in the District of Columbia and the four-state region of Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia to offer:

  • Capacity-building skills and training for small businesses.
  • Counseling and information on procurement opportunities.
  • Access to capital through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Short-Term Lending Program.
  • Assistance obtaining a surety bond.
  • Resource assistance to promote more women and girls in the transportation industry.

Contact South Atlantic Region SBTRC

Andrew Davis

Project Coordinator, U.S. DOT - Small Business Transportation Resource Center
(336) 833-3574 Ext. 7311 | adavis@TheInstituteNC.org

Alyssa Mako

Project Director, U.S. DOT - Small Business Transportation Resource Center
(919) 956-2331 | amako@TheInstituteNC.org

Women’s Business Centers

The Women’s Business Centers offer tools and support to women-owned and women–led business to assist in establishing businesses, stabilizing companies, generating sustainable profits, strategizing for future growth and contributing to the growth and economic development of the community.

Our small business experts can provide:

  • Customized, one-on-one business counseling.
  • Seminars and classes focused on key business topics, such as marketing, finance, certification and small business resources.
  • Review and feedback on written business plans.
  • Loan package preparation assistance and lender referrals.
  • Certification assistance and review.
  • Networking opportunities to find mutual support, access to resources and business referrals.

The Women's Business Center of Charlotte and the Women's Business Center of North Carolina are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Contact WBC

9115 Harris Corners Parkway - Suite 440
Charlotte, NC 28269
(704) 509-5884
wbc-charlotte@TheInstituteNC.org

5800 Faringdon Place - Main Level
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 956-8889
wbcnc@TheInstituteNC.org

Natalie Williams

Executive Director, Women's Business Center of Charlotte
(704) 571-1377 | nwilliams@TheInstituteNC.org

Sonya Miller-Ray

Program Associate, Women's Business Center of Charlotte
(704) 612-2633 | smillerray@TheInstituteNC.org

Melissa Terrell

Assistant Director, Women's Business Center of North Carolina
(919) 956-2335 | mterrell@TheInstituteNC.org

 The Women's Business Center of Charlotte and the Women's Business Center of North Carolina are members of the Association of Women's Business Centers.