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Permit ID: ESD-0001 Agency Code: 2200
Agency Name: Empire State Development
Permit Name: Uniform Certification (Minority and Women-Owned Business)
Permit Description: Uniform certification as either a minority, woman-owned, or disadvantaged business enterprise in accordance with Executive Law Article 15-A. The certification gives business owners an advantage when marketing goods and/or services to state agencies and authorities. The agencies and most of the prime contractors who do business with New York as well as many other corporations use the directory. Certification also allows a business the advantage of accessing a variety of loan and bonding programs as well as programs that provide technical assistance. The business enterprise must be at least 51 percent owned and controlled by the minority members and/or women; the minority and/or women ownership interest, is real, substantial and continuing; the minority and/or women ownership has and exercises the authority to independently control the day-to-day business decisions; and independently owned, operated and authorized to do business in New York state. Businesses eligible to participate in the program must be owned and operated by women and/or minority group members who are citizens of the United States or permanent resident aliens. If an applicant demonstrates that it holds a current Federal certification pursuant to Title 49 CFR Part 26 or Title 13 CFR Part 124 or holds a current New York municipal certification with an active municipal certification program, the applicant does not have to complete a full NYS Minority or Woman-Owned Business certification application. Generally they must be in operation for a least one year.
Application Form: New York State Certification Application
Form Number/Date: Not Available
Downloadable Application Form: Not Available
Apply Online: http://esd.ny.gov/MWBE/Certification.html

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