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How to Get Certified

Empire State Development Corp.’s M/WBE certification process is administered by the agency’s Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development. The mission of DMWBD is to promote equal economic opportunities for M/WBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. To assist in your journey to obtain proper certification, or to re-certify, below you can find links to helpful resources at the following sites:

Other Resources to Assist in Growing Your Business:

Certification allows your firm to attract new business, obtain entrance to free workshops, seminars and networking events, and get listed in the public Directory of Certified Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. For additional assistance with the certification process, contact the helpline at (212) 803-2414, or send an email with your eligibility or program questions to