Mayor Byron W. Brown today kicked off and highlighted a week of activity focused on Minority-and- Women-owned businesses (MBE/WBE) in Buffalo by issuing a proclamation, declaring September 25-29, 2017 as MBE/WBE Week in the City of Buffalo, in support of the great value Minority-and-Women-owned businesses have to the community.
"One of my top priorities has always been to ensure that all businesses have the opportunity to compete and succeed," said Mayor Brown. "Minority-and-women-owned businesses are of great value to the City of Buffalo and I thank our partners who are sponsoring events this week that help us with our ongoing efforts to grow small businesses locally and throughout our region."
Event Highlights include:
Additionally, Mayor Brown highlighted the accomplishments of the City's MBE/WBE program since 2006 including:
Mayor Brown concluded, “We must continue to work together so that every resident of this City has the opportunity to benefit from Buffalo’s growth, this is one of the best ways to ensure Buffalo’s continued growth and success.”
Improving conditions for minority and women owned business enterprises (MBE/WBE) and minorities and female workers by bolstering equity in City of Buffalo contracting and hiring opportunities as well as the formation of the City of Buffalo Contract Compliance Committee