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Episode 11: Rita Brown, president of Brown Construction Collective+ (BCC+)

President and CEO of Brown Construction Collective+ (BCC+), Rita Brown is today’s podcast guest. The Michigan company is a minority-owned business that is a certified MBE, DBE, and WBE firm providing structural and miscellaneous steel detailing for steel and related commercial projects. In this episode, Rita shares how she got started, why she didn’t take a SBA PPP loan, and why women should claim their space within the construction industry. She also discusses an initiative she founded, Project Accelerate, a program designed to help women succeed in the construction industry through education and training.

Rita also talks about her work on the Associated General Contractors of America's Diversity and Inclusion Council and the organizations work to create greater inclusion in the construction industry.

This month on the P3 Project

[3:39] How Rita got started in the industry

[5:01] The work of structural detailing

[6:42] Rita shares her background

[10:12] Workforce development and Project Accelerate

[14:49] AGC and diversity in the construction industry

[18:30] Bridging the gap between minority-owned, women-owned, and the larger construction industry

[22:35] Doing business during a pandemic

[27:30] What Rita’s most passionate about

Resources Mentioned

BCC+ website

AGC Diversity and Inclusion Council

Project Accelerate

American DBE Magazine

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