Founded in 2006 by the historic labor-management organization PRIDE of St. Louis, Inc., RUCC is a structured, organized system that helps minority- and women-owned union construction companies improve their operations. We help you maintain and grow your business through our programs. business skills. We utilize volunteers from some of the region's most successful construction businesses, including law firms, accounting firms, and construction companies, to mentor entrepreneurs on our Business Advisory Board.
“RUCC and the St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center have a shared mission to create more robust businesses,” said IBEW Local 1 Business Manager Frank Jacobs, who serves as the chair of the RUCC Board of Directors. “As a division of the Empowerment Center, RUCC is ready to help even more entrepreneurs achieve their goals of building sustainable businesses.”
Since its founding in 2006, RUCC has helped more than 18 entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, including Brandt Construction, BAM Construction, Penn Services, and Elastizell.
“The RUCC program has been a huge success, and that will continue under the St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center,” said Kevin Wilson, executive director of the center. “But with our staff of 10, our connections and resources, RUCC will be even more capable of serving people who aspire to own and succeed in owning a business.”
Founded in 2013, the St. Louis Small Business Empowerment Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping strengthen the small business community through education, access to capital, and business coaching. Entrepreneurs interested in taking advantage of the services offered by RUCC should contact Kevin Wilson at 314-252-8547 or Wilsonkr@stlouissbec.org. For more information, please visit www.stlouissbec.org.