MWBEs

New York’s MWBE Program Overhaul Approved by the Legislature

Image shows a construction worker who benefits from NY MWBE program

Late last month, the New York State Legislature voted to approve changes to the state’s MWBE program, expanding opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses. Sponsored by Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises, the legislation won praise from Speaker Carl Heastie, and Governmental Operations Committee Chair Michele […]

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Minority Business Development Agency Seeking Award Nominations

Winners of 2018 MBDA Annual Awards

The U.S. Minority Business Development Agency is accepting nominations for its National Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards. Bestowed by the Department of Commerce since 1982, the awards recognize minority-owned business enterprises for outstanding achievements in three different categories: Minority Firms of the Year, Champions of Minority Business Development and Individual Achievement. Each category is further […]

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“Women of Color in Tech” Events Happening Now

Walker’s Legacy, a quarterly lecture series dedicated to furthering the interests of business women of color, is teaming up with Comcast and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to sponsor a series of events highlighting women of color in tech. The lecture series will feature multicultural women who have successfully forged a career path in the […]

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There’s Still Time to Apply for a FastTrac® Course

People learning in a FastTrac class

The NYC Department of Small Business Services is sponsoring a series of free entrepreneurial training courses for minority and women-owned business in the five boroughs of New York. Known as FastTrac®, the series features courses aimed at both emerging and established businesses with the goal of helping them reach their next level of success. FastTrac® […]

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The City of Memphis and FedEx Partner to Help MWBEs

Memphis Skyline

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, is joining forces with FedEx and several other public/private partners to offer 75 black entrepreneurs in the region help in growing their businesses. The partners in the initiative include FedEx, Regions Bank, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City,an organization that promotes urban prosperity throughout the United States. The […]

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