How To Become Certified As A Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprise

Businesses from Harlem to Hollis certified as a Minority/Women-Owned (M/WBE) business are able to increase their visibility, capacity and contribute to the City’s economy through the bidding on public contracts. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces City-Backed Loan Program For Women From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a first-of-its-kind targeted loan program that will make more than $5 million in affordable capital accessible to women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses.  Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Alcantara And Others Welcome First Women-Owned Firm Managing City’s Deferred Compensation Plan

To mark the end of Women’s History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that, for first time in City history, a women-owned financial firm has been hired to manage $100 million of the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan the voluntary retirement plan for over 180,000 City employees and retirees. Continue Reading →

Grab Your Seat At The Official Resource For Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

The Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) was created to address historic disparities in City contracting and provide minority and women entrepreneurs increased opportunities to do business with the City from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

DDC Brings General Contractors And Subcontractors Together In M/WBE Matchmaking Event

On February 27, 2018, more than 60 representatives from the local construction industry came together at the Queens offices of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) in the agency’s second matchmaking event. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Is Making Moves To Level The Playing Field In The Business Of NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million to minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs).

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Uptown Senator Alcántara And Others Hail Governor’s Signature Of Groundbreaking MW/BE Bill

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Queens) issued statements today praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature of their bill, the Expanding Opportunity Act. Continue Reading →

Hey Harlem, You Gotta Certify With The City

The City’s certification programs feature the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program, the Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program and the Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Program. Continue Reading →

Harlem Commonwealth Council And Citi To Launch MWBE Accelerator In Harlem NY

Access. Readiness. Capacity. Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC) is launching a new, first-of-its-kind digital solution that will help make the procurement of minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) faster and easier while transforming local communities. Continue Reading →

Jonnel Doris And Gregg Bishop From The Mayor’s Office Launch M/WBE Fund

Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor and Director of the Mayor’s Office of M/WBEs, and Gregg Bishop, Commissioner of the Department of Small Business Services, today announced the launch of a $10 million Bond Collateral Assistance Fund for M/WBEs and small businesses from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Minority Hiring Goals Out Of Reach From Harlem To Hollis

The de Blasio administration has ambitious goals for minority- and women-
owned businesses, but in the construction industry, few such firms have the capacity to meet them, an industry group’s study has found. Continue Reading →

Minority Hiring Goals Out Of Reach From Harlem To Hollis

The de Blasio administration has ambitious goals for minority- and women-
owned businesses, but in the construction industry, few such firms have the capacity to meet them, an industry group’s study has found. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Hosts Meeting With Banks To Advance Opportunities For M/WBEs

This afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Richard Buery met with eight of the City’s designated banks from Harlem to Hollis at City Hall. Continue Reading →

NYC Lobbying Firm Capalino+Company Creates App For Minority And Women Business Owners

Capalino+Company, New York City’s top government relations and strategic consulting firm, announced the launch of its MWBE Connect NY app that will help identify procurement opportunities for business owners and entrepreneurs from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Harlem Minority And Women Business Owners Received Less Than Fair Share (Update)

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On Sunday, December 8th, 2016, Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted a Minority and Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) owned business round table hosted at Cheri Restaurant on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Join The Department Of Design Conference For Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprises

image004The New York City Department of Design and Construction continues its effort to increase business opportunities for minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE’s) this week as it hosts its third annual conference on contract opportunities for MWBE architecture, engineering, and construction firms. Continue Reading →

Check Out The Free NYC Design And Construction Open House

steam-kids in nycAs part of its effort to help the design, architecture and construction industries understand opportunities available to them and to work more efficiently with the City, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) on July 20, 2016. Continue Reading →