State Senator Kevin Parker Empowers Minority and Women-Owned Businesses at Housing Event

Jaukia McConeyhead

February 23, 2024



Brooklyn, NY- State Senator Kevin Parker took a significant step toward fostering economic empowerment and growth within the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) community by hosting a transformative housing event during the recent New York State, Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus weekend in Albany. 

Senator Parker expressed his enthusiasm for the event, stating, "The housing event with MWBEs was an incredible opportunity to bring together expertise and resources to empower minority and women-owned businesses. By demystifying government contracting, we are unlocking the immense potential within this sector, ensuring that MWBEs are well-prepared to seize the opportunities and contribute significantly to our community's economic growth."

The event featured an impactful panel discussion that demystified government contracting by shedding light on the untapped billions available to MWBEs. Distinguished panelists brought valuable insights and resources to the table thereby offering attendees a roadmap for success in government contracting. The workshop provided a platform for open dialogue allowing participants to gain a deeper understanding of the opportunities available and equipping them with the knowledge to navigate the complexities of government contracts.

The Senator emphasized the importance of collaboration and shared success and encouraged MWBEs to leverage the knowledge gained during the event to propel their businesses to new heights. As a champion of economic inclusivity, Senator Parker remains committed to creating an environment where MWBEs not only survive but thrive in government contracting and foster a more equitable and prosperous future for all.


                                                       About State Senator Kevin Parker

Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse Brooklyn district comprising sections of Flatbush, East Flatbush, Kensington, Ditmas Park, Midwood, Flatlands, Canarsie, Georgetown, Old Mill Basin, Mill Basin, Marine Park, and Bergen Beach. A lifelong Brooklyn resident, Senator Parker is the Chairman of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee and a member of several other Senate committees including Finance, Rules, Banks, Internet, and Technology, as well as Budget and Revenue.