Business Owner Participation


All New York City business owners, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or M/WBE certification status, were strongly encouraged to participate in the study. This included subcontractors, subconsultants, or suppliers that have done business with or attempted to do business with prime firms that submit bids, quotes, or proposals on City contracts.

MGT Consulting Group conducted five (5) community meetings in each borough of New York City to present the Study’s objectives and gather input from business owners on their experiences doing business or attempting to do business with the City or its Prime vendors between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2015.

Input gathered during the community meetings and any written comments, as well as in-depth interviews, surveys, and focus groups of business owners are analyzed as the basis for recommendations to improve the City’s M/WBE Program.