QUEENS, NY, January 31, 2019 -- The Queens Chamber of Commerce issues the following statement from President and CEO Tom Grech in support of the New York State Supplier Diversity Act:
The Queens Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically supports The New York State Supplier Diversity Act, a crucial piece of legislation introduced by Senator Brad Hoylman that will promote state contracting opportunities among businesses owned by LGBTQ New Yorkers, veterans and New Yorkers with disabilities.
The Queens Chamber of Commerce is proud to represent over 1,000 member businesses, employing over 90,000 Queens-based employees, in the most diverse community in the United States. We have seen first-hand how businesses owned by LGBTQ New Yorkers, veterans and New Yorkers with disabilities have contributed to a thriving business climate and create jobs and opportunity in our borough
New York State’s wildly successful Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise program has demonstrated what is possible when we leverage the resources we have at our disposal and ensure a seat at the table for those who have historically been underrepresented in state contracting and the business world. It is long past time to fully unleash the potential of LGBTQ, veterans and entrepreneurs with disabilities for the benefit of the entire state.
We thank Senator Hoylman for his leadership in introducing this legislation and look forward to working with him to advance it in Albany.
About the Queens Chamber of Commerce:
The Queens Chamber of Commerce is the oldest and largest business association in Queens, representing more than 1,000 businesses and more than 90,000 Queens-based employees. Its mission is to foster connections, educate for success, develop/implement programs and advocate for members’ interests. www.queenschamber.org