Victory contractor resource center : final project report

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Southern New Hampshire University
Goler Community Development Corporation and its partners are developing a Contractor Resource Center called the Victory Contractor Resource Center (VCRC) for low-resource contractors focused on the skilled construction trade, which includes general contractors. The purpose of the center is to increase low-resource contractor participation in large-scale projects. Additionally, the role of the resource center will be to aid low-resource contractors in partnering with each other and collaborating contractually with majority contractors to ensure their ability to get to the negotiation table and their ability to reach the scale of production necessary to adequately perform the job. Ordinarily these contracts would be beyond the low-resource contractor's individual capacity. The resource center will bring intellectual capital to the underserved market of low-resource owned construction businesses across a two county area. The resource center along with its advisory board will create numerous opportunities for low-resource and majority businesses to network and build relationships. The goal is to create 36 new jobs in the skilled construction trade by increasing 9 low-resource contractor's revenue by 20% after two years. (Author abstract)