Governor Cuomo Announces 2018 Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo Series

Provides Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises with Information and Resources to Help Them Grow and Continue to Create Jobs Across the State; New York State Hosting Events in Every Region Statewide

February 26, 2018

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the 2018 Regional Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Opportunities Expo Series, which will take place in every region of New York State - ensuring that MWBE opportunities and resources are brought statewide. These twelve events will connect MWBEs with New York State agencies, expert resources, information on state projects and tools to access state opportunities.

"New York leads the nation in building access, opportunity and tools for minority and women owned businesses to thrive because our economy and our workforce are strongest when we rise together," Governor Cuomo said. "The 2018 MWBE Opportunities Expo builds on our ongoing efforts to grow an inclusive, vibrant economy that represents the great diversity of our state, and I urge any eligible entrepreneur to attend a workshop in their community."

The 2018 NYS Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo Series, sponsored by Empire State Development's Division of Minority and Women's Business Development, will feature workshops and panel discussions about New York State MWBE certification and business development resources. It will include the New York State MWBE BOOT CAMP, which links regional technical assistance resources to MWBEs, such as the Small Business Development Centers, Procurement & Technical Assistance Centers and the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program. The Expos will also include information about State-sponsored financial and technical assistance programs, including the New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program and the Bridge to Success Loan Program

Read the full press release here.