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The NYC government is one of the largest and most intricate municipal governments in the U.S. With an estimated budget of around $112.4 billion for Fiscal Year 2022, the city has strategically allocated its resources towards the most crucial areas, thereby reflecting its government goals.
Large cities like San Francisco and New York City have geared up for exciting events and initiatives to highlight the importance of small businesses during the 2023 edition of National Small Business Week.
New York City's small businesses are the backbone of the local economy, and it is crucial for the government to support them in accessing public procurement opportunities. In an interview with Nantasha Williams, Council Member of New York City Council, we discussed the initiatives and programs that she has championed to support small businesses in the city, as well as her advice for small business owners who are interested in selling to governments.
The Manhattan Institute has developed a guide for policymakers who aim to modernize state and local governments by redefining their purchasing tools and strategies. Read this blog post and find out the key points.
Black-Owned businesses have been an integral part of NYC for centuries, providing a pathway for wealth generation among Black families. However, Black entrepreneurs face significant obstacles and are underrepresented among the city's business owners. Despite making up more than 20% of NYC's population, only 3.5% of its businesses are owned by Black entrepreneurs. But, what are New York City's efforts to help Black-Owned Businesses?
While PASSPort is the official public procurement system of NYC and is mandatory for all formal solicitations, purchases that fall below the thresholds and requirements set forth in the PPB Rules can be made through Glass Commerce.