The Construction Center

The Construction Center at The Enterprise Center, supports minority and women-owned firms in the construction, professional services, construction management, and janitorial trades. Recognizing the importance of being involved in the conversations, The Construction Center was formed in April 2016 to provide minority firms with greater access to public and private sector projects within The City of Philadelphia. The Construction Center encourages partnerships between M/W/DBE firms.


The Construction Center hosts monthly events. Programming consists of procurement opportunities (non-union & union), industry best practices and education, access to capital, and networking. Past presenters have included PGW, The City of Philadelphia, Wells Fargo, PA Turnpike, INTECH, Rebuild Philadelphia, and local universities and developers. Past events have included workshops on estimating, responding to RFPs, and workers’ compensation. For more information on upcoming and past events, visit our Eventbrite page:

Member Benefits

Connections to Industry & Procurement Leaders | Trainings and Workshops | One-on-One Coaching | Access to Capital | Certification Assistance

Become a Member

To become a member, please select the box for “The Construction Center”, when completing the Business Support application. Application is available here:

Members are required to submit documentation of awarded contracts, capital awards (loans, bonding, lines of credit), and job creation and retention numbers. All member-submitted information remains confidential.

Current Opportunities

Home Repair Opportunities for Contractors: Lead Remediation Class

The Enterprise Center is working with the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, (PHDC), to source contractors for their home improvement programs. Specifically, the program that is aimed at targeting homes of children who are severely affected by asthma. The goal of that program is to reduce the asthma triggers in the home and provide basic system repairs for the homeowner.

 The specialized contractors needed are: roofing, plumbing, carpentry or general contractors. PHDC does have requirements that the businesses must meet and The Enterprise Center will support businesses by providing & referring them to partners in order to meet some of those requirements. Even if your business doesn’t meet all of the requirements at this time, our goal is to work with you to get you connected to the resources needed in order to get you into PHDC’s pipeline whether that’s now, or a year from now.

Here are some of PHDC’s requirements:

 *The Enterprise Center will be hosting a free, HUD certified, Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair, and Painting course on October 25th.  

To be considered for this opportunity, please fill out our Business Services application at:

For additional information contact Aisha Easton at or 215-243-4051.