Buffalo – Mayor Byron Brown has taken numerous steps to create a solid foundation for minority- and women-owned businesses to thrive and grow as Buffalo’s renaissance continues to spread throughout the city and take hold as an economic engine for the region.
“Supporting our city’s minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) has been a major focus of my Administration,” said Mayor Brown. “I have constantly demonstrated my commitment to increasing the success of MWBEs by lowering commercial property taxes, setting goals that promote the inclusion of minority and women laborers and contractors, and investing in the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center.”
Today, Brown for Buffalo will highlight some of the tremendous work and programs Mayor Brown’s Administration has undertaken to assist Buffalo’s robust MWBE community.
Some of the programs and initiatives that will be highlighted include:
- The Mayor’s Buffalo Opportunity Agenda geared towards providing incentives in city contracts to companies that demonstrate strong MWBE partnerships and increasing overall opportunities for MWBEs on city projects.
- The city’s $2 million investment in the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center.
- The Northland Corridor Development project labor agreement.
- And information on how to become MWBE certified in the State of New York.
“The contributions of MWBEs not only adds to our local and regional economy, but they serve as anchors for success in our neighborhoods.”
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