Following recent hearings held by the NYS Senate regarding the state's MWBE program, Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) released a statement to the press that grossly mischaracterized the opinions carried by our industry. As a result, ECA and our coalition partners sent a letter to ESDC Chairman Howard Zemsky expressing our displeasure with the response from his office and clarified, once again, our position on the program and desire that the law be followed and not have an arbitrary participation goal be forced upon contractors. To read a copy of ECA President & CEO Todd Helfrich's comments to the Senate, click here. To read a copy of the letter sent to Chairman Zemsky, click here. ECA will continue to work on your behalf regarding this important matter!