LARGO, Md.—The Center for Minority Business Development (CMBD) at Prince George’s Community College assists minority-owned businesses as they grow and achieve profitability in the National Capital region. CMBD created the Accelerator Program to help construction companies compete for and win construction contracts at National Harbor. The Accelerator Program provides participants with intense specialized training, C-Suite development, personalized consultation and on-site technical assistance.
“Participants in the Accelerator Program learn how to better manage their firms, improve back office operations, meet industry standards and embrace cutting-edge technologies,” said Carl E. Brown, Jr., executive director of Center for Minority Business Development at Prince George’s Community College.
Six businesses have completed the CMBD Accelerator Program and signed contracts for development projects at National Harbor, Md.
- NDB Services, LLC’s (Upper Marlboro, Md.), carpentry at Rosa Mexicana
- G-11 Enterprise, Inc. (Fort Washington, Md.), outdoor electrical for Peterson Companies at National Harbor; interior electrical lighting fixtures, MGM Resorts International at National Harbor
- K. Dixon Architecture, PLLC (Upper Marlboro, Md.) architect for Galina Perova Fine Art Gallery
- Lendana Construction Company, LCC (Upper Marlboro, Md.), sidewalks pavers for Peterson Companies at National Harbor
- Rich Moe Enterprises, LLC (Upper Marlboro, Md.), prime general contractor for office build out, MGM Resorts International at National Harbor
- Kiroma Contracting, Inc. (Temple Hills, Md.), flooring and ceiling tiles, MGM Resorts International at National Harbor
The Accelerator Program focuses on estimating, construction project management, cost accounting and strategic marketing. After CMBD identifies a company’s needs through one-on-one coaching, interviews, questionnaires and on-site reviews, training is divided into intermediate, advanced and technology driven modules. Candidates accepted into the Accelerator Program are executives of post-start-up ventures in the construction industry who 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, 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, Westphalia Training Center in Upper Marlboro, and John Eager Howard Community Center. 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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