The State of New York is sponsoring a series of regional MWBE opportunities expos for minority and women owned businesses. The events are designed to connect emerging MWBEs with state agencies, authorities and prime contractors and provide important information about state-sponsored resources available to MWBEs.
With the exception of the Mid-Hudson region, where the expo was held in March, the events are taking place throughout the spring and summer in different regions throughout the state. Check the Opportunities Expo Series flyer for event locations and dates. There is no cost to attend.
Networking and More
Attendance at the MWBE Opportunities Expos provides emerging MWBEs an invaluable opportunity to network with local procurement officers and learn more about the procurement process from experts in the field. Attendees are also invited to attend workshops and panel discussions that provide important information about doing business with New York State. Some of the topics covered include:
- NYS MWBE Certification Made Easy
- How to Do Business with New York State
- Access to Capital: State Financial Programs Overview
- One-on-One NYS MWBE Certification Analyst Consultations
- NYS MWBE Business Builder Boot Camp
- Regional Economic Development Council Awards Panel Session
- Regional Special Projects Panel Session
About the NYS MWBE Program
Under the direction of Gov. Mario Cuomo, New York State has set an aggressive agenda for improving MWBE access to and participation in government contracting opportunities. This effort is led by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli and administered by the Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development. In addition to setting goals for MWBE participation in state contracts, the agency provides educational and funding resources to MWBEs and works to ensure that state contracts are awarded to qualified MWBEs whenever possible.
To learn more about the kinds of resources available to you as an MWBE or for help getting certified, visit the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) on the website of the Office of the State Comptroller here.
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