MWBE contracts with state increases

The number of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise contracts with state agencies increased by 25 percent over the past year.

The increase represents about $2 billion in state contracts and nears the 30 percent rate that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set as a goal, according to information from the governor’s office.

This fall, the governor also launched a statewide Mentor-Protégé Program to facilitate long-term relationships between MWBEs and prime contractors. Through the program, protégés will receive technical training and experience to continue expanding their access to state contracts.

For more information on becoming a state-certified MWBE, visit or call 212-803-2414.

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