Navigating NYS MWBE Certification.
      New System. New Process. Fully Integrated Online Application.

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Empire State Development Regional Office Network

Reach out to your local Empire State Development Regional Office for assistance with your application or make a referral to a local organization.

Empire State Development is supported by a network of ten regional offices throughout the State which serve as one-stop centers to assist companies by offering a wide-range of services. Download the map, remember it contains full contact information.

For your convenience, we have included our certification partners on this page if you would like to contact them directly.


New York State: Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)

SBDCs are administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide free counseling assistance to current and prospective small business owners through a network of offices conveniently located throughout New York State. Services include assistance with business plan development, loan resource identification, accounting, financial planning, export information, cost analysis, and marketing as well as targeted business training programs.


Entrepreneurial Assistance Program Centers (EAP)

Empire State Development, New York State's economic development agency, has established a network of EAP Centers that provide specialized help to women, minority group members and persons with disabilities who are starting a business or who own a firm in the early stages of business development. Contact 1-800-STATE NY. Download List of Center Locations.


Procurement Technical Assistance Program Centers (PTAC)

Congress created the Procurement Technical Assistance Program to help businesses seeking to compete successfully in federal, state and local government contracting. Funded through Cooperative agreements between Department of Defense and state/local entities, PTACs provide a range of expert services at little or no charge. Click here to locate a PTAC


US Small Business Administration (SBA)

America's small business resource has programs and services located throughout the United States for small businesses. The SBA offers technical, financial and management assistance.


Navigating NYS MWBE Certification.
      New System. New Process. Fully Integrated Online Application.

Currently / Previously Certified with NYS? New Applicant? Never Certified with NYS?
Expired, Expiring Firms seeking Recertification
Guidelines for Updating an Online Profile
Download Instructions to Access Your Account
NYS Certification Eligibility Requirements
First Time Applicants with New York State
Personal Net Worth Restriction Out of State Firms
Attachment A Personal Net Worth Affidavit
Attachment B Personal Net Worth Worksheet
* Use Attachment B to determine your personal net worth, you will find detailed instructions below
Attachment B Worksheet Instructions
Waiver of the personal net worth requirement for applications to certify utility system construction enterprises as MWBEs
• Must obtain Authority to do Business in NYS from the NYS Dept. of State Prior to applying for certification
Small Business Requirement
• Firms must have no more than 300 Full Time Equivalent Employees
Waiver of the small business requirement for applications to certify electrical supply enterprises as MWBEs
MWBE Certification Appeal Hearings
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