NYS Minority and Women Business Development (MWBE) Program

This site provides information on the NYS Minority and Women Business Development (MWBE) Program.



Empire State Developments’ Division of Minority and Women’s Business (MWBE) Development (DMWBD) is designed to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. The important objectives of the program are to:

• Encourage and assist state agencies to award a fair share of contracts to MWBEs.
• Review applications by businesses seeking certification and maintain a NYS Directory of Certified Firms MWBEs.
• Promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to NYS agencies and as well as MWBEs.

For information on becoming a New York State certified minority or woman-owned business (MWBE), contact the Empire State Development Office, Division of Minority and Women's Business Development, at the link below.

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