The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation is committed to including
minorities and women in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan.
It is the policy of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC) to comply with all federal, State and local law, policy, orders, rules and regulations which prohibit unlawful discrimination because of race, ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status, and to take affirmative action to ensure that Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs), Minority Group Members and women share in the economic opportunities generated by LMDC’s participation in projects or initiatives, and/or the use of LMDC funds. LMDC is a subsidiary of the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) and applies ESDC’s non-discrimination and affirmative action policy to LMDC activities and contracts. The ESDC Affirmative Action Unit (AAU) is available to assist you in identifying M/WBEs certified by the State of New York that can provide goods and services in connection with existing and proposed contracts. If you require M/WBE listings, http://www.dasny.org/construc/mwsbereg/index.php
New York State M/WBE Certification through Empire State Development Corporation
The New York State minority and women-owned business program is designed to assist the growth and development of businesses owned and controlled by women and minority groups. An important activity of the program is to increase the participation of those businesses in the procurement activities of New York State. To find out more about M/WBE programs and certification, call (212) 803-2414, or visit http://www.esd.ny.gov/mwbe.html