De Blasio administration praises state bill to boost MWBEs


De Blasio administration praises state bill to boost MWBEs

New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery.

For years, New York City has lagged behind the state in awarding government contracts to firms owned by women or minorities.
But with last-minute legislation having passed both houses in the state Legislature, city officials are optimistic that they’ll be able to close the gap – as long as Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs the bill into law.
“We’re really excited that both the Senate and the Assembly passed groundbreaking legislation that expands New York City’s authority to improve our MWBE program,” New York City Deputy Mayor Richard Buery told City & State …

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