Headquartered in the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. area, NAMC is a national nonprofit trade association with numerous local chapters across the country and a rich history of helping minority contractors gain viability in their industry.
Since 1969 NAMC has helped minority contractors create a forum for sharing information and mutual support. Through advocacy and education, our organization promotes the economic and legal interests of minority contracting firms. By reducing and removing barriers to full equality, we can bring about wider procurement and increased business opportunities for members and minority contractors everywhere.
NAMC offers our members a forum for sharing information and mutual support. Only through our collective voice can we promote the economic and legal interests of minority contracting firms. By reducing and removing barriers to full equality, we can bring about wider procurement and increased business opportunities for members and minority contractors everywhere.
While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges-Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.
From the beginning, NAMC has recognized and valued the importance of educating our selves, our workers, our communities, and industry stakeholders. For occupational craft and advanced training, NAMC offers educational opportunities through NCCER, an accreditation program. For the latest trends in our industry, our annual conference offers minority contractors powerful instructional programs that offer instruction in the latest technological advances and insider solutions that will take you to the next level of your business.
NAMC’s presence in Washington, D.C. gives voice to our legal and governmental concerns at the highest level. Member involvement has taken NAMC from a reactive to a proactive organization. We are the number one advocate for minority contractors.
Procurement and Business Opportunities
NAMC works diligently to increase government contracting opportunities and create working partnerships with major corporations. Our goal is to help minority contractors get their foot in the door. Through NAMC programs such as Major Corporations Program (MCP), members find business opportunities and gain inclusion in projects of all sizes. Also, through our new online “bids section,” members are alerted to construction bids and contracting opportunities.
Vision, Values, Purpose & Mission Statements
Building Bridges & Crossing Barriers in the 21st Century as the legacy minority construction association setting new standards of leadership, collaboration and business excellence, effectively advocating issues as the voice of an ethnically diverse constituency, increasing construction capacity and financial leverage nationally, and serving as a premiere educational resource in the industry.
NAMC operates in accordance with the highest standards of integrity, respect, and excellence in honoring legacy, promoting relationships, accountability, and life-long learning.
The primary purpose of NAMC is to initiate, encourage, promote and assist the education of construction contractors and those desiring participation in the construction industry as well as all stakeholders to assure equal opportunity of participation in all areas of the construction industry and to integrate the various ethnic groups, races, creeds and colors into this industry.
The mission of NAMC or what we do in fulfilling the organizations vision, values and purpose is to:
- Educate and Train
- Promote the welfare of minority contractors
- Provide information
- Promote industry rights and freedoms
- Promote industry cooperation
- Solve industry Problems
- Be of service
- Maintain high standards and sound business practices
- Promote relationships and strategic alliances within the industry
- Acquire, Organize, Direct and Employ resources in support of the mission
“Adversity can engulf the individual but not the group. If you are part of the group it weakens the adversity.” - Raymond Dones