Blueprint to Success

Blueprint to Success

M/W/DBE Contractor Training Program that provides in-depth and individualized technical assistance to certified M/W/DBE construction firms

Blueprint to Success

Program Description

After two successful years of the Blueprint to Success program, Opportunity M/W/DBE brings you Blueprint to Success 2.0—with all the tools you need to help your business to be successful and sustainable. This unique program provides selected certified M/W/DBE construction firms with comprehensive and individualized technical assistance. 


Blueprint to SuccessMohammad Farooq, President, Building Maintenance Corp., Blueprint Class ‘12

“This is the kind of agency we’ve needed for a long time—they truly care about making your business a success. At EDC you know they really care about your business and it shows with their unofficial open door policy. I received technical assistance with a Public Labor Agreement contract, and was able to hire other participants of the program, creating nearly two million dollars in contract values.”

Blueprint to SuccessD’Ann Ricketts, President, Barden Contracting, Blueprint Class ‘12

“NYCEDC provided us with an education and a mechanism that we can utilize for the rest of our lives. We obtained  two million dollars in contracts through NYCEDC’s capacity building program and have a lasting relationship with their construction management companies.”

New For This Year

NYCEDC has partnered with r6catalyst, BOC Capital, and EMDO Enterprises to create a team of experts who will work individually with you to address issues and provide invaluable support and guidance. Our partners will also deliver hands-on, practical classes to help you to be a strong leader, effectively manage your business, and grow as an M/W/DBE contractor. If selected, your construction firm will receive:

  • An opportunity to work hand-in-hand with a management consultant to conduct an in-depth assessment to identify your capacity and pertinent business needs.
  • A tailored business curriculum that will assist in meeting your specific business needs.
  • One-on-one business coaching to make sure that you are implementing these new tactics into your business strategy, ensuring that your business is on a sustainable growth path.
  • A specialized marketing consultant that will provide branding and communications training so that you can successfully market your business to NYCEDC's prime contractors and construction management firms. 


The application period is now closed. 

If you are interested in the program, please email Claudia Flores at [email protected]

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Contact Info

Claudia Flores
Senior Program Manager, Opportunity M/W/DBE
(212) 312-3712
[email protected]