Municipal Government, New York

NYS Assembly Introduces MWBE Legislation

April 13, 2016
By Jerry Levine, LaborPress Albany 

New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte

Albany, NY – New York State Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-NY) has introduced a bundle of legislation that will greatly enhance economic opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Enterprises (MWBEs) and subcontractors throughout the State.

"At a time where the wage gap and income equality are at an all time high, my legislation aims to further enhance the opportunities to incorporate MWBE goals, and create economic development opportunities for MWBEs and the local workforce throughout the state," said Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte, Chair of the Subcommittee on the Oversight of Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). "If passed this legislation will have a multiplier affect on many local economies."

According to Bichotte this legislation has the potential to transform how MWBEs and subcontractors conduct business in New York State. This bill will increase transparency  and accountability of municipalities and public sharing of data on MWBEs.

April 12, 2016

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