Fifteen Businesses Complete the Construction Accelerator Program at PGCC

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Article by: Joe Clark, clarkjx@pgcc.edu

LARGO, Md.—Fifteen businesses have completed the Construction Accelerator Program created by the Center for Minority Business Development (CMBD) at Prince George’s Community College. The program is designed to help minority-owned construction firms based in Prince George’s County build the capacity to compete for large-scale construction contracts.  Participants learn how to better manage their firms, improve back office operations, meet industry standards and embrace cutting-edge technologies. 

Members of the graduating class are Bolana Enterprises, Inc. (Beltsville, Md.), Estime Enterprises, Inc. (Lanham, Md.), G-11 Enterprises, Inc. (Fort Washington, Md.), J.D. Clark Professional Services, LLC (Capitol Heights, Md.), Kiroma Contracting, Inc. (Temple Hills, Md.), Ladders & Things, LLC (Bladensburg, Md.),  M.A. + Associates, LLC (Laurel, Md.), Marco Enterprises, Inc. (Landover, Md.), NDB Services, LLC (Upper Marlboro, Md.),  Rich Moe Enterprises, LLC (Upper Marlboro, Md.),  Service All, Inc. (Hyattsville, Md.), Spectrum Services, Inc. (Capitol Heights, Md.), The Elocen Group, LLC (Bowie, Md.) and WIMSCO, LLC (Bowie, Md.).  

The Accelerator Program provides participants with intense specialized training, C-Suite development, personalized consultation and on-site technical assistance. Training needs are identified through one-on-one coaching, interviews, questionnaires and on-site reviews. Candidates accepted into the Accelerator Program are executives of post-start-up ventures in the construction industry that meet strict criteria and undergo a thorough application and screening process.  

Prince George’s Community College established the Center for Minority Business Development in 2009 through a $5 million grant from the Peterson Companies to increase the number of minority business enterprises and strengthen their ability to compete in Prince George’s County.  

For more information about the CMBD Accelerator Program, visit www.cmbd.biz

Prince George’s Community College is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Two-year Education designated by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security (2010-2015). Established in 1958, Prince George’s Community College provides transfer and career programs that help students transfer to four-year colleges and universities and prepare them for the workforce. Each year, 40,000 students take part in more than 200 academic programs and workforce development and continuing education courses. Located in Largo, Maryland, Prince George’s Community College has additional sites at Joint Base Andrews, University Town Center in Hyattsville, Laurel College Center, Skilled Trades Center in Camp Springs, and Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro. For more information, visit the college website at www.pgcc.edu, follow on Twitter,  Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn and tune-in to Transforming Lives at Prince George’s Community College, Mondays at 11 a.m.  

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