During the past 18 months,Â New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created and implemented small business development programs which have led to a total ofÂ $353 millionÂ in contracts awarded toÂ New York StateÂ certified Minority, Women-owned and MTA certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises. (MWDBEs)
ENR New York will explore the MTA’s upcoming billions of dollars in business opportunities in its fourth annual MTA MWDBE Conference, to be heldÂ Thursday, May 9Â fromÂ 8:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.Â at The McGraw-Hill Companies headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, in Manhattan.
This event will showcase the MTA’s special programs designed for MWDBEs while enabling attendees to make valuable connections with other small businesses that seek to establish stable, long-term business relationships with the MTA. Panelists representing all aspects of the MTA will be on hand to introduce attendees to their upcoming business opportunities.Â William C. Thompson Jr., Chair,Â New York StateÂ MWBE Task Force and former New York City Comptroller, will deliver the keynote address.
Sponsors of the event include Platinum sponsor, Skanska and Gold sponsor, TDX. Silver sponsors, Citnalta, EE Cruz, Northeast Remsco, and WDF. Bronze sponsor, International Safety Group. Exhibitors include Armand, Fox Industries Ltd., Fritch Construction, McKissack & McKissack, Railworks, STV, Tully Construction Co., and Tutor Perini Corporation.Â Supporting sponsors include Associated General Contractors ofÂ New York State, New York Building Congress, and Society for Marketing Professional Services New York.
The event’s complete agenda, speaker bios and registration information are available athttp://www.construction.com/events/2013/mta.