Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD)
Welcome to Your Guide to MWBE Certification and Success!
Diversity is a key to business success in New York State – home to the highest minority and women-owned business (MWBE) utilization rate in the country. The Division of Minority and Women's Business Development (DMWBD) has created a one-stop hub for everything you need to know about MWBE success in New York.
See below for information on how to: become MWBE-certified; grow your MWBE business; find top opportunities and contracts with NYS agencies; and find MWBE-certified businesses to help carry out your project goals.
Navigating New York State's MWBE Certification Process
How do I recertify or update my profile?
Is your business already certified?
How do I navigate the appeals process?
Event Speaker Request Form
Looking for a speaker from the Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development (DMWBD) for your event? Fill out the Event Speaker Request Form and the Business Development Unit will follow-up with more information.
MWBE business development assistance
The Division of Minority and Women's Business Enterprise Development (DMWBD) can provide you with information and resources to expand your business.
MWBE COVID-19 Resources
Review important information about COVID-19 resources, business development assistance and loan resources for New York State MWBEs.
2022 MWBE Connections: A Guide to New York State Agencies and Authorities
Use the MWBE Connections Guide to navigate contract opportunities from NYS Agencies and Authorities and learn about top economic development projects and resources for doing business with NYS.
MWBE Resources and Information
How do I report fraud?
Contractor & Supplier Diversity Office
NYS 2016 MWBE Disparity Study
New York State has completed the 2016 MWBE Disparity Study, evaluating the participation of MWBEs in state contracts.
Reauthorization of Article 15A Frequently Asked Questions
Executive Order 162 – Ensuring Pay Equity By State Contractors
Draft guidance and related documents for NYS Agencies, Authorities and State Contractors.