Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development
Welcome to the Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (“DMWBD”). We want to partner with you in your success!
Our mission: To promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State's economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses throughout the state.
Our key objectives:
- Encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs.
- Review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a directory of certified MWBEs.
- Promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies as well as MWBEs.
Need direct business development help? Please contact us.
2017 New York State Regional
MWBE Opportunities Expo Series
The 2017 NYS Regional Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Opportunities Expo series brings together various state agencies and authorities that have a significant presence in each region, to provide MWBE firms with local networking opportunities. In addition to providing the prospect of meeting procurement officers, these events feature workshops and panel discussions to deliver important information about doing business with New York State. These events are free of charge and will provide panel sessions and workshops on the Regional Economic Development Council awards, regional contracting opportunities, doing business with NYS, and on becoming a NYS MWBE certified firm. There will also be a MWBE Business Builder Boot Camp, which brings together local technical assistance resources available for MWBE firms.
This year ESD will be hosting six regional Expos in the Mid-Hudson, New York City, Finger Lakes, Central New York, North Country and Southern Tier regions.
MWBE business development assistance
NYS procurement opportunities
MWBE certified firms directory
Directory of New York State MWBE certified firms
MWBE Business Resources
Agency Services and Utilization
Assistance opportunities for MWBEs and Small Businesses
Below, you’ll find a variety of additional ESD programs for MWBEs and small businesses. Whether you need a sizable financial investment, a small short-term loan, or simply a business mentor, we’re here to help.
Get the best opportunities for your small business in New York State
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