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.

Public Allies North Carolina prepares young adults for leadership based on knowledge, expertise and values that promote diversity as a path to broad prosperity.

The program places young adults in 10-month, paid apprenticeships with local nonprofit and government organizations that focus on community economic development. Through their service, participants develop and practice skills and values that invigorate public life: collaboration, diversity, inclusion, asset-based change, continuous learning and integrity. Their service helps strengthen the capacity of their organizations and, through their work, the communities they serve.

Public Allies is an AmeriCorps program that seeks to develop new leaders who can strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Participants work to change the face of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating their conviction that everyone can lead and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility and work together.

For more information on becoming a participant or program partner, choose an option below:

Apply to Become an Ally - http://apply.publicallies.org/
Become a Partner - http://partner.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

S. Briles Johnson

Executive Director, Women's Business Center of North Carolina
(919) 956-2320 | bjohnson@TheInstituteNC.org

Melissa Terrell

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