“Diversify New York helped us through the certification process and within one year, our revenues tripled. We are now the fastest growing minority owned plumbing firm in Central New York.”

-Nadonte Jones, Principal
NJ Jones Plumbing, LLC
NYS Certified MBE.


“Diversify New York helped me to realize my firm’s true potential, grow and get to the next level.”

-Eli Smith, E.Smith Contracting
NYS Certified MBE/DBE

Criteria for Certification:

  • 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).