MWBE

Albany touts advances of MWBEs, new support

Good news to help you celebrate National Women’s Small Business Month: The percentage of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises among the private businesses holding New York State contracts is on the rise. The utilization rate for MWBEs participating in state contracts increased to 27.2 percent during the 2016-17 fiscal year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced this week, with companies owned by minorities and women winning more than $2.2 billion in state-sanctioned work. New York’s MWBE…


Contractors sue state over secret minority biz goals

The Associated General Contractors of New York State has filed suit against five state agencies, seeking the release of documents that show how the offices set goals for participation by minority- and women-owned businesses in assorted state contracts. The action follows 75 separate attempts by the trade group to obtain the data through the Freedom of Information Law, which it said were all ignored or denied. The agencies include the New York State Department of…