• Woman owned business certification (WBE)
• Minority owned business certification (MBE)
• Disadvantaged Business Certification (DBE)
• 8(a) and SBE Certification
• Supplier Diversity and Public Procurement services

Diversify-NY, LLC provides nationwide services to Minority and Women Businesses to educate, mentor, and help leverage their capabilities to maximize opportunities and promote sustainability.

Diversify-NY, LLC is committed to assisting Public Agencies and Prime Contractors find qualified, certified MWBE companies that have the capability to meet or exceed requirements for products and service

  • United States citizens.
  • Minority businesses must be at least 51% minority-owned operated and controlled. For the purposes of NMSDC’s program, a minority group member is an individual who is at least 25% Asian, Black, Hispanic or Native American. Minority eligibility is established via a combination of screenings, interviews and site visits. Ownership, in the case of a publicly-owned business, means that at least 51% of the stock is owned by one or more minority group members.
  • Must be a profit enterprise and physically located in the U. S. or its trust territories.
  • Management and daily operations must be exercised by the minority ownership member(s).

*Additional minor eligibility criteria.
To learn more about the standardization process and some of the benefits of MBE certification, go to the link directly below.

Required documentation:
(documents will vary by business types – below is a sample for corporations)

  • The History of Business
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Stock Certificates and Stock Ledger
  • Minutes to Board of Director’s meetings as well as Shareholder’s meetings
  • Bylaws (executed and attested) and Amendments (if applicable)
  • All agreement(s) pertaining to ownership, operation, and control of the business
  • Business cards that list appropriate corporate titles, copies of resumes, copy of driver’s licenses and proof of US Citizenship (Birth certificates or U.S. Passports only) for all Principals
  • Corporate Bank Resolution Agreement(s) to include Bank Signature Card(s)
  • Business Lease Agreement(s) (and Security Deeds if home-based)
  • Proof of general liability insurance and in some cases bonding
  • Copies of the businesses’ cancelled checks
What you should know about the application process:

  • The Certification process can take up to 90 days.
  • Before you begin the online application, you will need to register on our site.
  • When completing the application, feel free to take as long as needed.
  • Your information will be saved for your next session and is completely confidential.
  • The processing of your application will begin when payment is received.
  • Application and documents are reviewed for completeness.
  • The Certification Committee meets regularly to review applications for MBE Certification.
  • The Certification Committee must approve the application before it can be submitted to the Board for final approval.
  • The Board will review the Certification Committee’s recommendation and make the final decision.
  • If your application is approved, you will be notified via e-mail and postal mail.
  • If the Board rejects your application, you may submit a letter of appeal.

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"Diversify New York helped us through the certification process
and within 1 year, our revenues tripled. We are now the fastest growing
minority owned plumbing company in Central New York."


"Diversify-NY helped me to realize my company's
true potential.Diversify, grow and get to the next level."

-Eli Smith, ESmith Contracting