P.O. BOX 19233 Minneapolis, MN 55419 staff@namc-um.org 612-552-0867

RESOURCE CENTER:

Conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis at: First Covenant Church 810 South 7th Street Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. – CLOSED Friday – Sunday

NAMC Resource Center provides opportunities for networking and collaboration, access to information, exposure and growth for current and future contractors, support and training.  Our goal is to provide the access and resources our members need to participate on projects and grow their business.

Resources Available

1)   Plotter, Computers, Printers and WiFi
2)   Industry Software
3)   Access to Project Plans
4)   Referral Information
5)   Business Support
6)   Project Teaming
7)   Training Classes
8)   Meeting Rooms
9)   Cubicle RentalsResource Center

CERTIFICATIONS:

There are various certification programs available which provide assistance in helping small businesses grow and thrive in the state of Minnesota. Listed below are links to find out more about each program.

CENTRAL CERTIFICATION (CERT) PROGRAM
This program is a small business certification program recognized by Hennepin County, Ramsey County and The City of Saint Paul.

DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) PROGRAM
This program provides a level playing field for small 51% or more woman or minority owned businesses to complete on federally funded projects and procurement of goods and services.

TARGETED GROUP/ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED (TG/ED) SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM
This program is for Minnesota-based 51% or more owned & operated by a woman, racial minority, or person
with a substantial physical disability.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES:

Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC)
Dedicated to the promotion and participation of minority-owned, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises in airport contracting.

MEDA
Non-profit organization helping entrepreneurs of color SUCCEED and communities GROW.

Minnesota Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)
Helping all Minnesota businesses pursue government contracts.

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Learn about the definition of – and qualifications for – a small business and why its important to know your status.

Minnesota Secretary of State
Information on starting a new business and registering your business in Minnesota.

City of Minneapolis Business Technical Assistance Program (B-TAP)
Created to provide consulting support to businesses located in the City of Minneapolis.

Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) Training and Development Workshops
Schedule of business development workshops.