Andrew Cuomo

The best agencies for MWBEs


Both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have directed their commissioners to boost the share of government contracts going to firms owned by minorities or women. So which agencies are leading the way?

New York state

Top dollar amounts:

Metropolitan Transportation Authority, $387,224,097.08
Housing Finance Agency, $226,674,295.19
Empire State Development, $226,012,590.21

Highest rate:

Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, 89.71%
Governor's Office of Employee Relations, 89.63%
Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority, 76.12%

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New York City

Top dollar amounts:

Department of Design and Construction, $570,661,793.26
Department of Parks and Recreation, $130,546,047.53
Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, $114,633,503.43

Highest rate:

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings, 68.1%
Human Resources Administration, 60.1%
Department of Small Business Services, 59.1%

Sources: Empire State Development, New York City Mayor’s Office of MWBEs