2015 Contractors & Suppliers Expo
Reginald Swilley of MBC said today that “consistent access to contracting opportunities” is a major obstacle for the small, diverse, women and minority contractors in economy of our area. These companies cannot develop or invest with any degree of confidence, they can not strive or thrive to their potential because the contracting environment is too volatile.
The 2015 Contractors & Suppliers Expo that Turner Group Construction organized was well attended. The exhibitors and attendees were in a great mood and the agenda provided great information for the visitors.
Merriwether & Williams Insurance Services’ session was wealth of information on bonding and insurance.
Swilley one of the owners of MBC took the place of his business partner Walter Wilson who was called away for the day. Swilley spoke of his desire to “change the skyline of the Bay Area by bring women and minority into these major capital campaigns in a more substantial way.”
The billions of dollars being spent right now on projects around the bay should be the catalyst for projecting minority, women and other small business into a higher level of contracting opportunities.
Walter Wilson says “when MBC speak s of ‘contracting opportunities’ we mean getting the contract, not just being at the table when it passes you by.”
The Minority Business Consortium is really changing the way business is being done. MBC is bringing a conscientiousness into the equation that exposes all the elements of how and why these programs fail… and what it takes to make them work.