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Welcome to the web site for the City of Syracuse Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) Participation Program. The Department of Neighborhood and Business Development is responsible for administering the program which is committed to providing increased opportunities for City of Syracuse certified businesses and is designed to:
Please use this webpage in addition to the City of Syracuse Purchase Department’s links providing information related to conducting business with the City of Syracuse and RFP and bid information.
For questions relating to the Program, please check our FAQ page or, contact us at MWBE@ci.syracuse.ny.us
We welcome your comments related to this website at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you,Lamont MitchellDirector of Minority Affairs& MWBE Compliance Officer
NYS MWBE Directory
NYS DOT DBE Certification
Dormitory Authority, State of NY
A minority or women owned business as defined under the Ordinance must complete and submit a notarized certification application which identifies the owners of the company, their ethnic backgrounds, ownership interests, financial status and the individual(s) who manage the daily operations of the company. The application can be obtained either in person, via the City of Syracuse website, email or postal service. Once the application is received with the required documentation it is reviewed and the information is verified. The company will be contacted to submit any missing information or clarify discrepancies in information provided. Upon satisfactory completion of the application review process an onsite meeting is scheduled and conducted to further review the application and verify business operations and staffing in Onondaga County. If during the application review and/or on-site interview process it is determined that barriers exist to the minority or woman owner's right to exercise daily managerial control, the firm will not be certified until the barriers are removed, and sufficient documentation is submitted for verification. Click here for a fillable application.The Small Business Administration Personal Finance Statement is available by clicking here.
Click here for fillable compliance documents