MWDBE

Financing

Emerging Developer Loan Fund

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Providing capital to emerging developers who are working on real estate development projects in New York City.

ConstructNYC

ConstructNYC is designed to connect small minority-owned, women-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises (MBE, WBE, and DBE, respectively) with exclusive opportunities to work on selected projects either directly for NYCEDC or through NYCEDC retainer CM contracts as sub-contractors.

Next Level Bronx

Next Level Bronx was created for M/W/D/BE small business owners who are hungry for growth. It provides practical, MBA-style training for 10-20 participants.

Manage Forward

Manage Forward was created for M/W/D/BE small business owners who are hungry for growth. It provides practical, MBA-style training for 10-20 participants.

The Money Matters Workshop

The Money Matters Workshop is a special program for M/W/DBE construction contractors sponsored by NYCEDC, BOC Capital, and Columbia University. Applicants will learn to better manage the financial side of their business, including how to evaluate projects from a cash flow perspective, build credit, and access the financing that they need to grow.

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Money Matters Success Story: Josephine Banks

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Josephine Banks graduated from the Fall 2013 Kick-Start Money Matters Workshop class. She shares what she has learned and recommends that other small contractors enroll in the free series.

BarDen Contracting Services, LLC

Discover how D’Ann Ricketts, President/CEM of BarDen Contracting Services grew her sub-contracting business with the help of Opportunity M/W/DBE 's Blueprint to Success Program.

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Opportunity M/W/DBE Brochure

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Through Opportunity M/W/DBE, NYCEDC helps minority, women-owned and disadvantaged businesses enterprises (M/W/DBE) grow and overcome challenges that may make it more difficult to win contracts and work on NYCEDC projects.

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How to get work with CMs

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Be persistent. Complete the application and then follow-up to see if it has been accepted. Major CMs will have at least one staff person in charge of M/WBE outreach or community affairs. Find out who this person is and reach out to them and let them know you are trying to get work with them. 

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What disadvantages do MWBEs face?

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Problems with Capital Access.

NYCEDC has created the Kick-Start Loan program to help address this barrier.