Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking for business owners, community leaders and anyone else interested to register for New York State’s Sixth Annual MWBE Forum, scheduled for Oct. 5-6 in Albany.
The forum, the state’s largest annual business event for minority- and women-owned business enterprises, helps small businesses navigate the state’s available contract opportunities. This year, the forum will unveil a new, statewide Mentor-Protégé program, as well as provide opportunities for small businesses to access billions of dollars in state contracts, according to a press release from Cuomo’s office.
“Minority and women owned businesses are the backbone of a strong and diverse workforce, and this administration led the nation in eliminating the barriers that have limited their participation in the public and private sectors,” Cuomo said in a statement.
The theme of this year’s forum is “Transformation 2016,” which the press release from Cuomo’s office says “highlights the advances MWBEs continue to make in New York and the positive changes they contribute to the state’s business environment.”