Minority/Women-Owned Business Enterprises


Welcome to the City of Albany Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Program. 

The City of Albany recognizes the need to promote MWBE involvement in city public works contracts. By law, City-funded construction contracts are required to have 7.5% of the contract paid to MWBEs, and 17.8% of the labor be performed by minorities and/or women.

To facilitate this participation, the City publishes a directory of construction-related businesses that have been certified as legitimate MWBEs. Contractors on City-funded contracts hire subcontractors from this list. Businesses whose owner is a member of a recognized minority or a woman can apply for certification to be included on this list. Click here for more information on MWBE Certification. The link to the certification application is under “MWBE Documents” (below).

Both contractors and MWBE subcontractors must meet certain responsibilities. For more information, see the “Contractor Responsibilities” page

M/WBE Documents

New York State Empire State Development MWBE Program: NYS LOVES M/WBE’S.com 

For questions or information, please contact the City of Albany M/WBE Office:
City Hall Room 307
24 Eagle St., Albany NY 12207
518-407-0255