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ENR NY Presents Sixth Annual MTA MWDBE Conference

May 5 Event Explores Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s
New Opportunities for Minority-Owned, Women-Owned & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

NEW YORK – April 22, 2015 – Governor Andrew Cuomo recently increased the goal for MWBE state contracting utilization to 30 percent, representing the highest such target in the nation for any state government.  To assist eligible firms in maximizing these opportunities, ENR New York (http://newyork.construction.com/), in partnership with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), will hold the MTA MWDBE Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City on May 5, 2015.  To register, visit http://www.construction.com/events/2015/enr-mta/register.asp

The sixth annual event, themed “Creating Opportunities Through Innovation & Change,” explores the MTA’s programs in support of MWDBEs, which enable eligible firms to develop and grow within the construction industry, and establish stable, long-term business relationships with the MTA.  The conference agenda will focus on MWDBEs, the Small Business Development Training Program, updates to the 2015-2019 Capital Plan, success stories from MWDBEs, ongoing Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, and innovative, new programs including IT, Legal, Architecture and Engineering.

The event will include opening remarks from the MTA’s Vice Chairman, The Honorable Fernando Ferrer. The conference also includes an optional pre-event workshop, “How to Become Certified as a DBE,” presented by the MTA’s Danny Camacho, Mgr. Certification Unit, Department of Diversity and Civil Rights, and Bruce Wagner, Senior Director, Bid Solicitations Unit.

Sponsors of the event include Platinum Sponsor Skanska; Gold Sponsors E.E. Cruz & Co., John P. Picone Inc., Greater New York LECET, Michels Corporation, Parsons, Schiavone Construction Co., and TDX Construction Corporation; Silver Sponsors Cubic Transportation Systems, Inc., Granite Construction, Northeast Remsco Construction, and Tutor Perini Corporation; Exhibitors Armand Corporation, E-J Electric Installation Co., Fritch Construction, Goldman Sachs, J-Track, Judlau Contracting Inc., Kiewit Corporation, Kiewit/Weeks/Massman, The LiRo Group, RailWorks, Spectrum Personal Communications Corporation, and Tully Construction Co. Inc; and Supporting Sponsors Associated General Contractors – New York State, New York Building Congress and Society for Marketing Professional Services New York, and Subcontractors Trade Association.

For more information, visit http://www.construction.com/events/2015/enr-mta/, call 1-800-371-3238, or search Twitter for #ENRmta.  Attendees are eligible to earn three AIA LUs.  Discounts are available to members of supporting sponsor organizations as well as to media representatives and MWDBE members.

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: Susan Peterson, Marketing, Dodge Data & Analytics, +1-212-904-3669, susan.peterson@construction.com

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