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MWBE Forum

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Minority and Women Owned business enterprise or MWBE, was started in 2011

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Minority and Women Owned business enterprise or MWBE, was started in 2011
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/7117767?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:41:00 +0000 MWBE Forum Minority and Women Owned business enterprise or MWBE, was started in 2011 http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12509/7117767?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WFFF Alphonso: Now those doors are opne, those firms have opportunities When the Minority and Women Owned business enterprise or MWBE, was started in 2011, only around ten percent of the state contracts were given to minority and women owned businesses. However now it has grown to 27 percent, almost reaching the 30 percent goal Governor Cuomo set in 2014. Alphonso: The reason why that is is because we have removed barriers K.A. Stacie: People thought that women and minority businesses didn't exisit or that there just wasn't the competent capacity out there. The state is doing a great job in saying if you're out there and your a woman or a minority and you can do the job then we want to give you the tools to be able to come to the table and compete for it. Governor Cuomo also announced at the MWBE forum the launch of a MWBE Advidsory Council that will be comprised of business owners, former legislators and more. Alphonso: Will help us remove any additional barriers that may exist to help minorities and to help women Morgan: Over 100 local and state agencies are here today at the forum that have invested interest in seeing the MWBE program grow. Tom: When we work on state contracts we have to fulfill a 30 percent requirement. So thirty percent of our subs have to be MWBE. As Tom Lamb explains, even though it can be challenging for businesses to find qualified women and minorities to fill this 30 percent goal in the workplace, it is still worth it. Tom: Diversity is a very important part of our lives. It's an important part of business and I think its very important for us to join that. Since 2011 more than 10 billion dollars in state contracts have gone to minority and women owned business. Reporting from the Capitol I'm Morgan McKay News 10 ABC




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