February 4, 2016
By Tara Jessup
Albany, NY – New York State is planning several outreach activities and events across the state to encourage minority and women owned-businesses to take advantage of billions in state contracting opportunities for the LaGuardia Redevelopment Project.
“New York continues to lead the nation in expanding opportunity for minority and women-owned businesses, and this project is no exception,” Governor Cuomo said. “The LaGuardia Project will harness the spirit of New York’s thriving entrepreneurial community and continue to bring diversity and fairness to contracting opportunities across the state. With this initiative, we are once again raising the bar, significantly expanding economic opportunity for MWBEs in New York, and I look forward to seeing it get underway.”
Managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, LaGuardia Airport is undergoing an extensive, multi-year capital redevelopment resulting in billions of dollars in contracting opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses. Upon completion, the airport will be transformed into a single, structurally unified terminal with expanded transportation access, significantly increased taxiway space, and best-in-class passenger amenities.
“Meeting the LaGuardia Project’s 30 percent MWBE utilization goal is a top priority,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “The Port Authority has and will continue to support MWBEs and supplier diversity initiatives whenever possible.”