Empire State Development Announces MWBE Expo Series for 2019

Atten dees at MWBE Expo Series

The New York State Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development has announced the dates for the MWBE Expo Series for 2019. The series will be held in locations across New York State and will be free for all participants. The educational and networking event is open to anyone who wishes to attend whether or not they are a certified MWBE.

The Regional MWBE Expo series is an opportunity for minority and women business owners to interface with procurement officers from New York State agencies and learn about doing business with the state. The events will also feature panel discussions and workshops aimed at educating small business owners about the resources and opportunities that exist for MWBEs in New York. These will include:

  • Regional Special Projects panel session
  • Workshop: How to Do Business with New York State
  • Workshop: Certification Made Easy
  • Capital Access: State Financial Programs overview

Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with MWBE certification analysts to discuss the certification process and identify potential barriers to certification and address them before they occur. There will also be a Business Builder’s Boot Camp in each location, which brings minority and women business owners together with local providers of technical resources and advice.

The MWBE Expo series will take place on the following dates in the locations shown. All events begin at 8 a.m.

New York City
Friday June 7, 2019
Location: New York City College of Technology, 285 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY

Central New York
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin Street, Auburn, NY

Western New York
Thursday, July 25, 2019
University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center 555 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY


To register for the event or to learn more about the Expo Series, click here.

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