New York State requires their agencies to earmark a percentage of discretionary spending on each contract to be spent with a New York State-certified minority or woman-owned business entity (M/WBE) and that they demonstrate a good-faith effort to identify potential vendors.
Ways to find M/WBE businesses:
Review the good faith requirements on the New York Department of State's Division of Administrative Rules website:
395 Pine Tree Road, Suite 330
Ithaca, NY 14850
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