Economic Development Events

Port Authority M/W/D/SBE Certification Workshop

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Nassau Community College
1 Education Drive,
Building A – Room 107

Certification Workshop Flyer

On April 10th, 2019, County Executive Laura Curran and the Nassau County Office of Minority Affairs are partnering with the Port Authority of NY & NJ on an M/W/D/SBE Certification workshop. This free workshop will guide businesses through the process of certifying under the following Port Authority programs:

  • Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE)
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
  • Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

Once certified, a business is eligible to participate in the Port Authority’s supplier diversity program, which offers unique opportunities for qualified firms such as set-aside contracts and vendor price preferences on commodity and operations services. Subcontracting opportunities are also available.

With the $13 billion JFK Redevelopment Project underway and a 30% goal for MWBE participation, Nassau County encourages eligible firms to apply!

Jobs & Housing: Nassau’s Critical Connection


On March 1st, 2019, County Executive Laura Curran & Hofstra University President Stuart Rabinowitz hosted the event “Jobs & Housing: Nassau’s Critical Connection.” In a follow-up to the NYC Department of City Planning’s “Geography of Jobs” report, NYC and Long Island leaders responded to Amazon and addressed visions for fostering high-paying jobs and promoting transit-oriented development. The event presentation and handouts can be found below.

Presentation by NYC Dept. of City Planning: “Jobs & Housing: The Connection Among New York City, Nassau County, & the Region”

“The Geography of Jobs” Report

“The Geography of Jobs” Short Summary

NYC Metro Region Explorer Tool

Press Release: Curran, Hofstra University Host Regional Leaders To Discuss Future Of Jobs And Housing