Division of Minority and Women's Business Development
Welcome to the
Division of Minority
and Women's Business Development (DMWBD).
The mission of DMWBD is to promote equality of economic
opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their
participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State’s economic leadership with
information and resources that increase access to
information and opportunities for minority and women-owned
businesses throughout the State.
Our key objectives:
- To encourage and assist state agencies that are engaged in contracting activities to award a fair share of state contracts to MWBEs.
- To review applications by businesses seeking certification as an MWBE and to maintain a directory of certified MWBEs.
- To promote the business development of MWBEs through education and outreach to agencies and MWBEs.
New York State has now adopted industry
standard product and service codes for construction,
professional services and commodities to better facilitate
the sourcing of firms. Empire State Development’s Division
of Minority and Women’s Owned Business Development (DMWBD)
has started gradually replacing its internal product and
service codes with four code sets that have become the
standard in each of their industries.”
For further clarification, click
here for the FAQ.