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Since 2007, City-certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises have been awarded 26,000 City prime contracts and subcontracts worth over $1.9 billion.
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Want to do business with the City? Certification will help you stand out from the “crowd.”

Why Get Certified?
Getting certified as a
 Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE), Locally Based Enterprise (LBE) or Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) gives you exclusive access to opportunities to sell to government, networking events, and inclusion in the City's Online Directory of Certified Businesses. Certified firms also benefit from access to:  

  • Strategic Steps for Growth  – A nine-month executive business management education program to help participants develop a strategic plan for growth using advice from business leaders, a sounding board of other entrepreneurs, and classes using their own businesses as real-life business case studies
  • Corporate Alliance Program (CAP)  – Access expertise from and learn how to do business with 10 corporate partners:   

If you are a construction firm, certified firms can also access exclusive Compete to Win services:

  • NYC Construction Mentorship – M/WBE-certified firms can access exclusive contracting opportunities, training, and assistance with bids with participating agencies
  • Bond Readiness – Access workshops and one-on-one assistance to attain surety bonds and bid on City construction projects

How to Get Certified?
Understand the process by registering for one of our FREE Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprise Certification Workshops. Afterwards, a meeting with trained certification analysts will guide you through the certification process so you can get your application right the first time. 

For more information, please visit our Online Certification PortalContact an Account Manager or visit our Business Library.