New York State is at its best when we include all New Yorkers in building our future. That’s why I applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for setting the ambitious goal of 30% minority and women-owned business (MWBE) participation in New York State contracting, and for making the determined commitments necessary to reach that goal. The sustained outreach efforts around the LaGuardia Project serve as an example of building the capacity of the MWBE community to successfully compete for contracts.
I look forward to supporting future outreach efforts like the upcoming MWBE Business Forum in New York City. Alongside Governor Cuomo's initiatives to certify more MWBEs and assist with bonding, financing, and mentoring, proactive outreach will ensure that entrepreneurship in New York truly reflects the diversity of our great state.