Registering as an MWBE with City and State

Thursday, Feb. 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism
219 West 40th Street
Room 308
New York, NY 10018


Representatives of NYC Department of Small Business Services will explain:

  • The benefits of being registered with NYC as an MWBE
  • Why community and ethnic media should consider this option
  • Who qualifies to be registered as an MWBE
  • The certification process and SBS resources available for certified firms

Representatives from Empire State Development’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development will cover:

  • Requirements for becoming a NYS certified MWBE
  • Benefits and resources available to certified MWBEs
  • Accessing state contracting opportunities
  • Strategies for becoming a successful MWBE vendor

Please note that being registered as an MWBE does not guarantee a city or state contract.

The NYC SBS has advised aspiring qualified applicants to certify with NYC first, then apply to NYS using the “fast track” application. Jonnel Doris, Senior Advisor for NYC’s Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise program, will give brief remarks before the event.

Barring time constraints, the workshop may offer participants the opportunity to start their application process during the training, if they so desire. Please bring your laptop if you would like to start your application process during the workshop. CCEM will tell participants what information they need to bring to start the application.

This is the third of CCEM’s current Media Sustainability series workshops, focusing on strategies and tools for boosting revenues and promoting growth. Look for announcements of new workshops in coming weeks.


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