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New York State’s MWBE Participation Program

November 14, 2019 | Compliance

 “The extension and expansion of New York’s nation-leading MWBE program will help ensure our economy is reflective of our values and of our diverse talent pool… and by signing this measure into law we will empower more women and people of color to participate in State contracts and continue our aggressive program to make contracting even more inclusive.”

So said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo this past summer when he signed into law legislation renewing for five more years, … Read More

MWBE Contracting Fraud Conviction Signals Shift of the Enforcement Landscape and Alerts Companies to Reassess Compliance

January 3, 2019 | Compliance

“Those who scheme to defraud minority-owned businesses and their own employees must face the consequences of their actions. My office will continue to prosecute scam artists that try to take advantage of New Yorkers,” said New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood in a press release.

Attorney General Underwood’s statement follows the December 7, 2018 conviction of Michael Martin, a former Albany, New York contractor, for defrauding minority-and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE), leaving a number of owners and … Read More

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