Program Manager Christine Urf of Cattaraugus PTAC, will be hosting a workshop at the Fredonia Technology Incubator from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday. The Minority Women Business Enterprise program in New York state will be reviewed concerning: general application requirements, navigating websites, and the documentation required to apply. Businesses Owners who receive the MWBE certification reap the benefits of procurement opportunities and funding offered by the state. To attend this workshop, register online at https://mwbeprogramreview.eventbrite.com. The Incubator is located at 214 Central Ave. in Dunkirk. A parking lot is located off Washington Avenue.
“New York state has the highest goal for MWBE participation for state contracts in the nation. It’s very important for any small business that qualifies for this program gets certified so that they can take advantage of the many opportunities available here in New York” Urf said.
The Cattaraugus Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is a marketing and technical assistance program that helps businesses in the western and central southern tier of New York State to navigate government contracting and procurement opportunities. Other than the workshop Cattaraugus PTAC offers one-on-one consulting. To receive consultation and in-depth analysis of your MWBE application visit https://cattco.ecenterdirect.com to become a new client.
The Fredonia Technology Incubator promotes economic growth in Western New York by supporting entrepreneurship and the development of new, innovative companies into successful business ventures. The incubator provides services to startups which, in turn, create jobs in the community. In addition, the incubator develops real-world internships and training opportunities for students, attracts and retains graduates for the area, provides a first-class facility for community activities, and provides support services to community organizations and leaders.
The Incubator is part of Fredonia’s Division of Advancement, Engagement and Economic Development (EED), established in 2013 to facilitate and support university-community collaborations that enhance the intellectual, cultural, artistic and economic vibrancy of the region. Such collaborations include active community engagement and partnerships with local and regional organizations, governments, businesses and universities. In addition to the incubator, the division, led by Vice President Kevin Kearns, oversees the university’s StartUp New York economic development program.