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AMENY's Achievements and Success

AMENY’s has unique qualifications and experience with government agencies. Over the last 27 years AMENY has achieved much success:

  1. 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.

  2. 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).

  3. 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).

  4. 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 (since 1989).

  5. 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.

  6. 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 a few.

  7. 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).

  8. 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.

  9. Through the Pam American Minority Procurement Air Industry Conference (PAMPAC), AMENY created solid economic development relationships between majority businesses and minority entrepreneurs.

  10. 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 since 1990.

  11. 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 capital sources.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Since 1994 AMENY has sponsored political education forums and voter registration drives, as a community service.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. AMENY received a grant from the New York State Dormitory Authority to provide technical assistance to M/WBE’s in 2000.

  20. During 2001 AMENY conducted the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Hope VI Resident Entrepreneur Training Program.

  21. In 2001 York College awarded AMENY a contract from NYCHA to conduct a Queens County Entrepreneurship Training Program for NYCHA housing development residents.

  22. AMENY was recently awarded a Port Authority of NY/NJ MWBE Capacity Building Grant.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 2006-2008 AMENY contracted with Nassau County to establish an entrepreneur training program that produced 8M in procurement.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.)

  28. In 2009, AMENY designed and implemented the Marcus Garvy Entrepreneur Initiative funded by Councilman James Hondus. (M/WBE Financing Initiative.)

  29. 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.



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