The Business Council Announces Support for Legislative Proposals Positively Impacting Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBE)
MWBE Award Application Process Open
ALBANY – The Business Council of New York State announced Wednesday, support for a package of legislative bill proposals that would positively impact MWBE businesses in New York State. The Business Council recognizes eight bills as beneficial to minority and women-owned businesses throughout New York. The legislation would mentor and support MWBE businesses, streamline certification processes, and help protect against fraud.
“Our support for these legislative proposals illustrates our commitment to supporting all businesses across New York State,” said Paul Zuber, Executive Vice President of The Business Council of New York State. “Opportunity for economic growth must be given to all employers, regardless of race or creed, and passage of these bills will support that initiative.”
In addition to the legislative support for MWBE businesses, The Business Council announces the application process is open for the second annual MWBE Award. The award recognizes minority, women, and LGBTQ businesses and their history. There are five eligible categories for the award, including an African American-owned business, a woman-owned business, an Asian-owned business, an LGBTQ-owned business, and a Latinx-owned business. The businesses selected as winners in each category will be named finalists for the MWBE Award to be presented at The Business Council’s Annual Meeting in September.
Details on the awards, including the nomination process, can be found here, on The Business Council’s website.