Expanding economic opportunities for minority-and women-owned business enterprises

From New York’s Amsterdam News

Every year, the city of New York spends billions of dollars on construction projects around the five boroughs. These projects are investments in our communities: things such as affordable housing, parks or new schools. But they also serve as an opportunity to make investments in the people who build them.

When I started as president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation last summer, I had one major goal: making sure that government is not just creating buildings or programs, but that we are investing in opportunities for people in every part of the city. One of the biggest ways we’re working to meet that goal is by investing in minority-and women-owned business enterprises.