Clergy From Harlem To Hollis Call For Public Hearings On NYC Real Estate Trade At Black Caucus

An ecumenical non-profit, comprised of mostly African-American pastors from Harlem to Hollis, is calling on the State Legislature to hold a public hearing to address the lack of diversity in the city’s construction and development industry. Continue Reading →

How To Become Certified As A Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprise

Businesses from Harlem to Hollis certified as a Minority/Women-Owned (M/WBE) business are able to increase their visibility, capacity and contribute to the City’s economy through the bidding on public contracts. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces City-Backed Loan Program For Women From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a first-of-its-kind targeted loan program that will make more than $5 million in affordable capital accessible to women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses.  Continue Reading →

Uptown Rep Alcantara And Others Welcome First Women-Owned Firm Managing City’s Deferred Compensation Plan

To mark the end of Women’s History Month, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that, for first time in City history, a women-owned financial firm has been hired to manage $100 million of the City’s Deferred Compensation Plan the voluntary retirement plan for over 180,000 City employees and retirees. Continue Reading →

Grab Your Seat At The Official Resource For Minority & Women-Owned Businesses

The Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) was created to address historic disparities in City contracting and provide minority and women entrepreneurs increased opportunities to do business with the City from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

DDC Brings General Contractors And Subcontractors Together In M/WBE Matchmaking Event

On February 27, 2018, more than 60 representatives from the local construction industry came together at the Queens offices of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) in the agency’s second matchmaking event. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Is Making Moves To Level The Playing Field In The Business Of NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million to minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs).

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Uptown Senator Alcántara And Others Hail Governor’s Signature Of Groundbreaking MW/BE Bill

State Senator Marisol Alcántara (D-Manhattan) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Queens) issued statements today praising Governor Andrew Cuomo for his signature of their bill, the Expanding Opportunity Act. Continue Reading →