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New York hosting 2017 Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo Series

Published on 02/27/2017

New York's minority- and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) will have an opportunity to network and learn more about working with the state at one of the upcoming regional 2017 MWBE Opportunities Expos.

The events - the first of which is scheduled for March 16th - will be held in the Mid-Hudson, New York City, Finger Lakes, North Country, Southern Tier and Central New York regions.

"We know New York's economy is strongest when we empower everyone to participate, and we are leading the nation in creating opportunities for Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises in every corner of the state," said Governor Andrew Cuomo. "This Expo series will build on our momentum and connect talented businesses with the tools, resources and support they need to grow and succeed. I encourage all qualified entrepreneurs to visit these forums and see what opportunities are available."

At the 2017 Regional MWBE Opportunities Expo Series, attendees will be able to attend an MWBE Boot Camp, which connects them with business development resources and technical assistance in their area, and learn about financial assistance programs like the New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program and the "Bridge to Success" Loan Program.

The 2017 Expo regional schedule is below:

Thursday, March 16
Marist College
Murray Student Center
3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

New York City
Thursday, April 13
Lehman College
Music Building
250 Bedford Park Blvd West
Bronx, NY 10468

Finger Lakes
Thursday, April 20
Rochester Educational Opportunity Center
161 Chestnut Street
Rochester, NY 14604

North Country
Thursday, May 18
Clinton Community College
Stafford Technology Center
136 Clinton Point Drive
Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Southern Tier
Thursday, June 1
The Clemens Center
207 Clemens Center Parkway
Elmira, NY 14901

Central New York
Thursday, June 22
The Oncenter
800 South State Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

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