Certify with the City

Certification

Apply now to get certified


The City's certification programs feature the Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Program, the Emerging Business Enterprise (EBE) Program and the Locally-based Business Enterprise (LBE) Program. We certify, promote, and foster the growth of the City's M/WBEs and eligible small construction and construction-related businesses.

More than 4,500 businesses currently benefit from New York City Certification. The City spends up to $17 billion per year on goods and services. By 2025, the City aims to award $16 billion in City contracts to M/WBEs. Over the next five years, the City has goals to double the number of City-certified M/WBEs to 9,000, and increase the M/WBE utilization rate from 14% to 30%.

If you need help with getting certified, attend an upcoming certification workshop.

Get M/WBE and/or LBE certified faster with New York City, if you are already certified with our partners:

  • New York City School Construction Authority
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Women President's Educational Organization
  • New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council Inc.
  • Empire State Development Corporation

Make sure to select the M/WBE or LBE FastTrack application when applying online.

Learn more about the City's efforts to ensure minority and women-owned businesses have greater access to public contracting opportunities.

Questions? Contact us.