The City’s certification programs feature the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program, the Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program and the Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Program. We certify, promote, and foster the growth of the City’s M/WBEs and eligible small construction and construction-related businesses.
The City spends up to $17 billion per year on goods and services. Getting certified will help you compete for these opportunities and access exclusive programs to help your small business grow.
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More than 5,000 businesses currently benefit from New York City Certification, and the City is committed to:
- Award $16 billion in City contracts to M/WBEs by 2025
- Award 30 percent of the value of City contracts to M/WBEs by 2021
- Increase the number of City-certified M/WBEs to 9,000 by 2019
If you need help with getting certified, attend an upcoming certification workshop.
Get M/WBE and/or LBE certified faster with New York City, if you are already certified with our partners:
- New York City School Construction Authority – www.nycsca.org/
- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – www.panynj.gov/
- Women President’s Educational Organization – https://wpeo.us/
- New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Inc. – nynjmsdc.org/
- Empire State Development Corporation – https://esd.ny.gov/
Make sure to select the M/WBE or LBE FastTrack application when applying online.
Learn more about the City’s efforts to ensure minority and women-owned businesses have greater access to public contracting opportunities.
Questions? Contact us.