M/WBE Certification Program

Queens Economic Development Corporation is proud to be a member of the M/WBE Leadership Association, a group of business service organizations helping the New York City Department of Small Business Services promote and foster the growth of local minority and women-owned businesses through certification and capacity-building services.

  • Does your firm sell goods or services that the government buys?
  • Interested in getting certified as a Minority or Women-owned Business Enterprise? (M/WBE)?
  • Want to learn how to compete in the government marketplace?

We can help. As a select member of the New York City Council-supported M/WBE Leadership Association, The Queens Economic Development Corporation has the tools, knowledge, and experience to get you started. Call us today at 718-263-0546 or email Ricardi Calixte at rc@queensny.org.

QEDC will be offering MWBE certification workshops in Queens and Nassau Counties. Additionally, we offer FREE one-on-one technical assistance with completing and submitting the MWBE application.

Virtual orientation sessions are offered online once a month.


Upcoming Sessions

To learn more about NYC Certification visit www.nyc.gov/getcertified.

Come Join Us!

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The Queens Economic Development Corporation and Queens Tourism Council will host Queens Taste 2024 at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Tuesday, May 21, from 6 pm to 9 pm.

We expect to attract more than 500 attendees with 50 restaurants and beverage purveyors, who will offer samples of their products. Thus, attendees will be able to bounce from table to table, tasting treats from tangy to fiery, crunchy to velvety, and sweet to briny.

Queens Taste is also a celebration of the borough -- and a great way to network. Almost all the anticipated 500 attendees either live in Queens or do business there. Many are executives and captains of industry. The atmosphere is always festive, almost giddy, creating an ideal scene for meeting and greeting.