Downstate (New York) Construction Conference, February 4, 2009


Javits Convention Center

The visiting agencies were very helpful with the certification forms.  Additionally, we visited with MTA/LIRR and learned about the GEC (General Engineer Contracts), which is a pre-qualified list for MTA work and discussed issues of public sector projects with other W/M/D BE business owners and contractors.  We spoke with the dynamic and enthusiastic Women Builders Council representatives. The Council provides advocacy, mentoring, capacity building, procurement opportunities and best practices. Organizing Agencies: • New York State Department of Transportation – NYSDOT • Empire State Development Corporation – ESDC • Port Authority of New York/New Jersey – PANYNJ • Federal Highway Administration – FHWA

Supporting Organizations: • General Contractors Association of New York – GCA/NY • Long Island Contractors Association, Inc – LICA • The Associated General Contractors of New York State – AGC/NY • General Building Contractors of New York State – GBC/NYS • Construction Industry Council of Westchester & Hudson Valley – CIC • New York Roadway Improvement Coalition – NYRIC • American Council of Engineering Companies of New York – ACEC • Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York – MTA • US Dept of Commerce – Minority Business Development Agency • US DOT – Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization • Regional Alliance for Small Contractors • Women Builders Council, Inc • Jamaica Business Resource Center • Conference of Minority Transportation Officials Partners: • Association of Minority Enterprises of New York • National Hispanic Business Group • Asian Women in Business • Professional Women in Construction • New York State Minority Contractors Association • Minority Contractors Association of New York

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