New York State’s Eighth Annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise Forum will be held October 3-4, 2018 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. Over 2,000 people attended last year’s forum including small businesses, prime contractors, lenders, elected officials and members of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet to discuss state contracting opportunities. Participants will be provided the tools for successfully doing business with the state and receive information on the opportunities, strategies, technical assistance, and resources needed to access billions of dollars in state contracts and continue to develop and increase their competitiveness.