NYC continues to struggle with its obligations to Minority, Women-owned and other Diverse businesses


In 2015, New York City gave itself a ‘D+’ for its diversity, access & inclusion results with Minority, Women, Disadvantaged, & Veteran-owned businesses. 

This poor performance comes despite the fact that New York City is home to the largest and most diverse array of businesses in the US: 700,000+ Minority and Women-owned businesses.

From the Observer:

Six days after New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer blasted what he called the city’s abysmal record of giving contracts to minority- and women-owned businesses, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a new 30 percent MWBE participation goal to be met by 2021 and the appointment of Deputy Mayor of Strategic Initiatives Richard Buery as the city’s new MWBE director.