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Small Business Development Program

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About the program

The MTA is committed to equal opportunity, diversity, and inclusion. Through our Small Business Development Program, we develop and grow emerging and experienced construction contractors through classroom and on-the-job training and technical assistance in prime contracts with MTA agencies. This helps create a larger pool of diverse, qualified contractors who can compete for and complete MTA construction projects safely, on time, and within budget.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) Small Business Development Program (SBDP), through the MTA Small Business Mentoring Program (SBMP) and the Small Business Federal Program (SBFP) is designed for:

  • New York State-certified Minority and Women Business Enterprises (MWBEs)
  • Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs)
  • Small businesses

What we provide

  • Access to prime construction bidding opportunities up to $5 million
  • Business assessments, mentoring and business development
  • Classroom training
  • Access to working capital and surety bonding
  • Fast track payments (10 business days)