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Minority and Woman-Owned Businesses (M/WBE) that want to do business with New York City government can receive certification. 

Each small business must be:

  • At least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by a minority or woman
  • In business for at least 1 year
  • Located in New York City or have a significant tie to the City's business community

You can submit your MWBE Certification application and check the status via the NYC Online Certification Portal. There is no fee to apply. 


Learn more about the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Program.

By Phone

During business hours, you can get help with specific questions about the program, eligibility requirements, or the online application.

Call 311 for assistance.

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