NYS Minority Contractors Group Marks 20th Anniversary

NYSAMC members with Public Advocate Letitia James on a construction site. (Photo via Kings County Politics)

The New York State Association of Minority Contractors (NYSAMC) celebrates its 20th anniversary on Nov. 30 with a dinner awards gala, and the organization’s leader, Joseph Coello Sr., says the group is more committed than ever to securing more business for minority business owners, reports Stephen Witt in Kings County Politics.

“NYSAMC has been a fierce supporter and advocate for minority contractors in New York State over the last 20-plus years. The playing field has been mildly tilled as we struggle to address that New York City spends $17 billion on goods and services, but less than four percent goes towards MWBEs,” said Coello, who has been in construction for over 20 years. 

“There is still so much more work for us to do. I am excited and energized with new initiatives as part of our strategic plan. We will be expanding membership to include greater representation from Asian and Hispanic-owned businesses,” he added.

The group, the New York State chapter of the Washington, D.C.-headquartered National Association of Minority Contractors, has its office at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and has a membership of about 52 contractors in construction trades including electrical, plumbing, concrete, rebar, demolition, carpentry, and painting. The gala will be held at Terrace on the Park, 52-11 111th St. in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

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