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Finger Lakes Hires: Have You Heard? 2022 MWBE Online Opportunities Expo Series Announced!

New York State Empire State Development  will host five events as part of the 2022 Regional Minority- and Women-owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) Online Opportunities Expo Series. The expos – which will connect MWBEs with New York agencies, expert resources, information on state projects, and tools to access state contracting opportunities – will run from April to June. 

The 2022 New York State Regional MWBE Online Opportunities Expo Series, sponsored by Empire State Development’s (ESD) Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development, will feature panel discussions, information on regional projects, workshops on special topics and other business development resources. The expos will also include information about state-sponsored financial and technical assistance programs, including the New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program, the Bridge to Success Loan Program, and the New York State Surety Bond Assistance Program.

The New York State Regional MWBE Expo Series is free of charge for all participants and attendees and will be held virtually via Zoom. Highlights include:

•             Local Project Presentations by New York State agencies and authorities, and prime contractors including grantees. Attendees will learn more about project scopes of work and how their businesses can express interest.

•             Networking with multiple State agencies, authorities, companies and organizations. Business owners can make real-time connections, share details about their goods and services, and ask questions.

•             Workshops covering topics including business development, procurement assistance and access to capital. Each expo workshop will target a business topic relevant to the MWBE community.

The regional expo for Western NY-Finger Lakes  will be Thursday May 19, 2022 from 8:00am to 4:00pm.  To register go to

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