MWBEs

No. 279: A new flu review, taking the fight to tuberculosis and why your fish might really like a cold beer

Welcome to Wednesday: And over the hump we go, dear readers, with another week of Long Island innovation and socioeconomic progress in full swing. It was 179 years ago today, on Feb. 7, 1839, when U.S. Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky – warned that a speech would offend abolitionists and pro-slavery factions alike, and could cost him the presidential election – told Congress, “I had rather be right than be president.” The nose knows: Walt…


Forum: MWBEs soaring across New York State

More minority- and women-owned businesses have deals with New York State than ever before, state officials announced Thursday. The utilization rate for certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises participating in state contracts increased to 25 percent in New York’s 2015-16 fiscal year – the highest percentage ever recorded – with MWBEs securing approximately $2 billion in new state deals. Lauding the high percentage of MWBEs among the companies currently holding state contracts, Gov. Andrew Cuomo…