AMENY’s has unique qualifications and experience
with government agencies. Over the last 27 years AMENY has achieved
- Since 1984, AMENY has been providing training and hands-on technical
assistance to over 75 minority general contractors and subcontractors
each year through a training program sponsored jointly by Turner
Construction Company and AMENY.
- AMENY’s leadership has been responsible for securing set
asides for over 50 minority general contractors and subcontractors
for work performed at York College, Hostos Community College,
Medgar Evers College and Bronx Community College (1986).
- AMENY’s leaders have been selected to serve on such boards
as the Health and Hospitals Corporation, New York City Procurement
Advisory Board; and the New York City Mayors’ Small Business
Advisory Board (1988-1993).
- AMENY has been an active participant at state and congressional
legislative hearings on minority business set-aside and other
issues affecting small business. Additionally, African/Latino
Council of New York City and The Black and Puerto Rican Legislative
Caucus of the State of New York has employed their advice and
assistance when designing legislation for the benefit of MWBE’s
- More than 150 newly formed small businesses have received technical
management and marketing assistance from AMENY during critical
points in their survival. As a multi-service small business economic
development provider, AMENY has also provided MWBE’s with
access to capital and bonding. In most of these cases, AMENY’s
help was the key to the successful development of many MWBE’s.
- AMENY has developed (over the last two decades) meaningful relationships
and linkages with U. S. Department of Commerce, General Services
Administration, The Association of General Contractors, Consolidated
Edison Company of New York, New York/New Jersey Purchasing Council,
New York City Partnership, New York City Department of Business
Services and New York/New Jersey Port Authority, just to name
- AMENY cosponsored one of the first banking and Finance Seminars
in New York State to educate banking and finance officers about
minority business needs and to assist minority entrepreneurs in
financial solicitations (1985).
- AMENY coordinated the Summer Adolescent Vocational Exploration
(SAVE) Program for the New York State Department of Labor in Queens.
AMENY secured 358 different work-site agreements in the public
and private sector to assist minority youth with their career
educational goals and work experience needs.
- Through the Pam American Minority Procurement Air Industry Conference
(PAMPAC), AMENY created solid economic development relationships
between majority businesses and minority entrepreneurs.
- AMENY developed a Joint Training Venture with Turner Construction
to train start-up General Contractors and Sub-Contractors to bid
on acquired government and private procurement contracts annually
- Designed and implemented technical assistance seminars, in cooperation
with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Service Corps
of Retired Executives (SCORE). AMENY prepared small business owners
to secure loans, grants and equity investments. The seminars highlighted
the following: loan information and technical assistance for new
and established small businesses: loan availability to small businesses
for domestic and export operations; as well as business and marketing
plans required to raise capital. In addition AMENY also conducted
one-on-one meetings with representatives from the SBA, SCORE,
small business resource and development centers, banks and investment
- Since 1993, AMENY has conducted an annual MWBE procurement conference
during the New York State (Albany) Black & Puerto Rican Caucus
weekend. This annual event is renowned for its successful networking
and procurement accomplishments.
- AMENY developed a MWBE/NYC Housing Partnership joint venture
that established housing developments in 4 out of 5 boroughs resulting
in construction of over 150 housing units to date. This program
created a niche for the AMENY constituency.
- Since 1994 AMENY has sponsored political education forums and
voter registration drives, as a community service.
- In 1997, AMENY orchestrated the establishment of an oversight
committee consisting of local economic development organizations,
which netted 23% participation for MWBE’s in the Jamaica
Federal Aviation Administrative office building.
- In 1998 AMENY facilitated the structuring of an oversight committee
for the 63 million-dollar construction of the Federal Aviation
Administration Building at JFK Airport.
- AMENY has fostered unity in the MWBE community by bringing together
diversified business organizations to participate in a 1.8 billion
dollar Light Rail Line project at JFK Airport in New York City.
MWBE’s have realized 90 million in contracts to date.
- AMENY has entered into Memorandums of Understandings with the
U.S Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
and the Manhattan/Bronx Minority Business Development Center in
2000 and 2001.
- AMENY received a grant from the New York State Dormitory Authority
to provide technical assistance to M/WBE’s in 2000.
- During 2001 AMENY conducted the New York City Housing Authority
(NYCHA) Hope VI Resident Entrepreneur Training Program.
- In 2001 York College awarded AMENY a contract from NYCHA to
conduct a Queens County Entrepreneurship Training Program for
NYCHA housing development residents.
- AMENY was recently awarded a Port Authority of NY/NJ MWBE Capacity
- In 2001 AMENY received a Recognition Awards from F.W. Dodger
Construction News for its contribution on the Jamaica Food and
Drug Laboratory Administrative building.
- In 2007 AMENY member Mark O'Luck of Spectrum, Inc. and Lloyd
Douglas Associates implemented an M/WBE program at Tutor Perini
where he produced 40M for the M/WBE community which in addition
are going to do 85% of the AirTrain jobs.
- 2006-2008 AMENY contracted with Nassau County to establish an
entrepreneur training program that produced 8M in procurement.
- AMENY leadership featuring Lloyd Douglas secured 1.2M from NYC
Council for not-for-profit trade associations to provide certification,
training, procurement, and technical assistance through NYC Department
of Small Business Services.
- In 2008, AMENY is a member of the NYC Small Business Advisory
Board. Advocated and pushed for the development of NYC Local Law
129. (M/WBE Procurement Legislation.)
- In 2009, AMENY designed and implemented the Marcus Garvy Entrepreneur
Initiative funded by Councilman James Hondus. (M/WBE Financing
- AMENY in conjunction with the NYC Minority Business Leadership
Council negotiated an agreement with City Hall and the Unions
for a Project Labor Agreement that facilitated Right of First
Refusal for local labor.