Small Business

New York City and state legislators are passing new laws to make it easier for MWBEs to get contracts.
The pandemic hit MWBEs particularly hard, making New York City and state contracting even more important.
Only a small fraction of the money from the $100 million program announced by Governor Cuomo in May has been given out.
Reach is limited by its focus on small businesses, landlords and nonprofits who haven’t received federal support.
Councilman Donovan Richards, who chairs the committee on public safety.
Natural disasters won’t stop just because we did.
Shuttered storefronts in NYC during COVID-19.
New legislation would require insurers to pay out due to the coronavirus – regardless of what their policies say.
Nydia Valazquez
Amid backlash against large companies getting federal loans, Nydia Velázquez calls for transparency.
New York City and State are on their way to achieving contracting goals for minority-and owned business enterprises.
New York has sought to award more government contracts to firms owned by women or minorities.
Domino Park at the old sugar factory in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn business improvement districts want to grow their neighborhoods - without spurring gentrification.
New York City street vendors.
The City Council could take action, but it hasn’t.