Small Business Administration Honors Clark Construction
This award honors the efforts of Clark's Subcontractor Development Group (SDG), which develops and manages the company's efforts to identify, train, mentor, and counsel local, small, and minority-owned businesses. Through the SDG, Clark identifies ways for small businesses to increase their capacity and provides business and industry resources, including the Strategic Partnership (SPP), a 10-month executive MBA-style program to help small business owners and executives improve their construction management and business skills. Since its inception, 217 small businesses have graduated from the program and these companies have been awarded $170 million in Clark subcontracts.
In addition to the SPP, Clark's commitment to growing small businesses includes formal and informal mentor/protégé arrangements. In 2012, the company mentored four small businesses through GSA’s Mentor-Protégé Program and two in the Veterans Affairs Mentor-Protégé Program.