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ENR New York Presents MTA MWDBE Conference, May 9 in NYC



Event to Explore Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s New Opportunities for Minority, Women-owned & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

NEW YORK – April 24, 2013 – During the past 18 months, New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has created and implemented small business development programs which have led to a total of $353 million in contracts awarded to New York State certified Minority, Women-owned and MTA certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWDBEs).  McGraw-Hill Construction’s ENR New York (http://newyork.construction.com/) will explore the MTA’s upcoming billions of dollars in business opportunities in its fourth annual MTA MWDBE conference, to be held Thursday, May 9 from 8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at The McGraw-Hill Companies headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, in Manhattan.

This unique event will showcase the MTA’s special programs designed for MWDBEs while enabling attendees to make valuable connections with other small businesses that seek to establish stable, long-term business relationships with the MTA.  Panelists representing all aspects of MTA will be on hand to introduce attendees to their upcoming business opportunities. William C. Thompson Jr., Chair, New York State MWBE Task Force and former New York City Comptroller, will deliver the keynote address.

 Sponsors of the event include Platinum sponsor, Skanska and Gold sponsor, TDX. Silver sponsors, Citnalta, EE Cruz, Northeast Remsco, and WDF. Bronze sponsor, International Safety Group. Exhibitors include Armand, Fox Industries Ltd., Fritch Construction, McKissack & McKissack, Railworks, STV, Tully Construction Co., and Tutor Perini Corporation.  Supporting sponsors include Associated General Contractors of New York State, New York Building Congress, and Society for Marketing Professional Services New York.

The event’s complete agenda, speaker bios and registration information are available at http://www.construction.com/events/2013/mta.  A limited number of press passes are available to credentialed media representatives; to request one, contact Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications, McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com

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Media Contact: Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,

McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com

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