November 13, 2018 – Prairie Band Construction, Inc. (PBC) has been certified as a participant in the SBA’s 8(a) Program. Owned by the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s economic development company, Prairie Band, LLC, PBC is a performance-driven contractor that manages and delivers projects on time and within budget. PBC serves the federal government, tribal governments, and corporate clients throughout the United States. PBC is headquartered on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation near Mayetta, KS.
Greg Sharp, PBC Construction Manager, said: “Earning 8(a) certification is very exciting news for PBC. It will allow PBC to compete for set-aside and sole source contracts within the SBA 8(a) Program. The 8(a) designation, in addition to the company’s SBA HUBZone designation, creates an extremely powerful entity that will drive PBC’s revenue and profit growth for years to come.”
The President and CEO of Prairie Band, LLC, Jacob Wamego, said: “This is the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s third company to be awarded SBA 8(a) certification. Prairie Band Construction’s sister companies have already taken advantage of the opportunities the certification allows. Prairie Band Construction’s team is hitting the ground running in efforts to obtain more work and create additional revenue streams for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.”
The 8(a) Business Development Program is a business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and is an essential instrument for helping socially and economically disadvantaged entrepreneurs gain access to the economic mainstream of American society.
PBC is a leader in the construction industry, providing general contracting, construction management, environmental consulting, and remediation services. PBC is a subsidiary of Prairie Band, LLC; the economic development arm of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.