MWBE Business Development Unit

The Division of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Development (DMMWBD) can provide you with information and resources to expand your business. These resources include:

  1. Information on how to sell to New York State;
  2. Information on current New York State contracting opportunities;
  3. Tools for launching and expanding your business;
  4. Information on business training, technical support, access to capital programs, and more.

MWBE Business Development Unit Programs, Resources and Initiatives


MWBE Training Tuesdays Webinar Series

Our online capacity builder seminars aim to help businesses market themselves to NYS agencies & authorities.
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MWBE Business Growth Accelerator Program

This program provides intensive technical assistance and business development training for NYS MWBEs.
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New York State MWBE Mentor-Protégé Program

This program aims to build the capacity of MWBE protégés to participate as subcontractors and suppliers on state contracts.
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Supply & Demand Utilization Analysis

DMWBD conducted an analysis to identify industries with low rates of MWBE utilization, and has created strategies to increase participation.
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Additional Business Development Resources

The New York State Contract Opportunities Book
Contact information for all New York State agencies as well as current opportunities. 

The New York State Contracting System
The first step for all firms looking to get certification. Firms can register there, begin the process of certification, get information on procurement opportunities, etc.

The New York State Contract Reporter
MWBEs can get listed in the Business Registry for vendor-to-vendor sub-contracting opportunities.

Directory of Frequently Purchased Commodities and Services by New York State Agencies
Published by the New York State Office of the State Comptroller. 

NYS Directory of Small Business Programs
Published by Empire State Development.

Understanding the MWBE Commercially Useful Function
Learn more about what it means for an MWBE firm to serve a Commercially Useful Function on a state contract.

The DMWBD wants to be a partner in your success. For more information about any of these initiatives, or if you need direct business development assistance to help you to grow your business please contact us. 

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