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Grow M/W/DBE Business Capacity

NYCEDC’s Opportunity M/W/DBE team creates and manages programs that increase the capacity of vendors in New York City through business management training, networking, and technical assistance. Currently NYCEDC offers two capacity-building programs for M/W/DBEs: ConstructNYC and the Offshore Wind Waterfront Pathways Program. The programs are designed to assist M/W/DBE in navigating the current and upcoming opportunities on NYCEDC projects.

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Connecting small-to-mid-sized minority, women, veteran and disadvantaged business enterprises with exclusive opportunities to work on NYCEDC Projects.

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Increase Project Opportunities

NYCEDC manages a broad range of projects, and procure the consultants and contractors for these projects through public bidding and proposal processes. The winners of the bidding process are charged with bringing the necessary businesses on board to complete the project.

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Offshore Wind NYC Waterfront Pathways

Increasing opportunities for minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises interested in the waterfront and offshore wind industries.

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Contract Financing Loan Fund

If your business is working on, or hoping to work on, a project with a City agency or City-funded entity as a prime or subcontractor, you may be eligible for a Contract Financing LoanLoan repayment terms are aligned with the project payment schedule.

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M/W/DBE Goals for NYCEDC Projects

We set M/W/DBE goals on projects with ample opportunity for subcontracting. Whether you are bidding on a project, responding to an RFP, or looking to buy City-owned land, there are different requirements for M/WBE planning and engagement. Review the M/W/DBE process requirements here.

Network to Get Work Resources

Decisions about which M/W/DBE firms to hire to satisfy the goals set by NYCEDC on a particular project are made by the prime contractor or construction manager. As an M/W/DBE subcontractor, it is important to conduct outreach to bidders and recently awarded contractors to let them know of your interest in the project. View all the opportunities to connect with prime contractors and construction managers on our projects.

Vendor Resources
  • Good Faith Efforts Worksheet

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Claudia Flores
Senior Vice President, Opportunity M/W/DBE

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MWBE/DBE Certification

Get M/W/DBE certified by the following:

NYCEDC recognizes various certifications, depending on project funding. Learn about the certifications recognized by NYCEDC below:

Past Initiatives

Blueprint to Success

NYCEDC invests time and resources into promising M/W/DBE ventures looking to reach the next level of growth. Through B2S, selected M/W/DBE construction firms were given significant technical assistance that was highly customized to their business needs.

The Money Matters Workshop

M/W/DBE-certified construction contractors learned how to better manage their business finances with intensive, individual counseling workshop series sponsored by NYCEDC, BOC Capital, and Columbia University.