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.
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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