The BIPOC Contractors’ Forum will explore the intersectional dimension of small business advocacy and highlight how people and organizations operating in this advocacy space are developing common cause that pursues inclusivity and equity in construction contracting that is not a zero sum game. Also this workshop will share best practices from the private and public sectors that have resulted in increased participation of BIPOC Contractors on construction projects. The final piece will be a call to action for non-profit housing developers and financing entities to move the collective needle on “Equity in Contracting” and this workshop will provide roadmaps to getting that done.
• Sandra Escalante ,President & CEO (Laner Electric Supply Co., Inc)
• Nick Colina ,Chief Operating Officer (Anco Iron and Construction )
• Bruce Giron,President (Giron Construction )
Moderator: Mick Penn, Swinerton