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The New York State Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors [NYSAMC], which is located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, is a non-profit corporation with the mission of advancing and promoting the mutual interests of minority and women contracting firms based in the State of New York. NYSAMC is the NYS Chapter of the National Association of Minority Contractors, which is headquartered in Washington DC.


  • Provide technical and management training to minority contractors to help better prepare them for competitive bidding opportunities

  • Advocate for and actively participate in local, state and federal government initiatives and programs which advance the concerns of minority contractors and seek to remove barriers to work opportunities

  • Promote the economic interests of minority contracting firms by gaining an equitable share of procurement and business opportunities for them

  • Build bridges between minority contractors and the parties and institutions with which they work including financial, business, and trade institutions,

  • Create a forum for sharing information, while developing and maintaining the highest professional standards and mutual support

NYSAMC is associated with several other minority contracting associations throughout the State including: Black Minority Coalition (Binghamton); Capital District Minority Contractors Association (Albany); Western New York African American Business Association (Buffalo); and Central New York Minority Contractors Association (Syracuse) .

NYSAMC membership consists mainly of minority and woman owned firms in construction and related industries throughout New York State for which it provides a wide range of critical services including a full schedule of training, financing and bonding referrals and paperwork assistance, legislation advocacy, government and union relations, workforce recruitment, contracting opportunity development, a plan room and a bi-monthly newsletter.

NYSAMC prides itself on amicable, close working relationships with several government agencies in New York State and with the major companies in private construction management and general contracting, as well as the other NYC-based professional trade organizations, technical assistance organizations and City, State and Federal construction agencies.

As part of its three-year strategic business plan, NYSAMC has set a key objective to broaden its board of directors to include private industry members from major construction companies. Other important milestones in the strategic plan include restructuring the By-Laws to accommodate changes to the board of directors and operating procedures; expanding membership to include greater representation of Asian and Hispanic-owned businesses. Recently it instituted a year-round professional training schedule in collaboration with The Regional Alliance for Small Contractors. NYSAMC has also expanded its offices to include a training and Plan Room/PID service and facility.


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