New York Power Authority Supports
National Minority Business Council
February 7, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has
made a $4,800 contribution to the National Minority Business Council
(NMBC), a 35-year-old non-profit organization that supports
minority- and women-owned businesses across the United States.
The contribution, timed with NMBC’s annual awards
luncheon Feb. 14 at the New York Marriott Marquis, will be directed
toward the myriad of services NMBC provides to its members:
consulting, education and training, assistance with financing,
procurement counseling and needs assessment.
“Our organization is very pleased with the
continuing support of NYPA,” said John Robinson, NMBC president.
“We have a longstanding relationship with NYPA with respect to
procurement opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses.
An example of their commitment to NMBC’s mission is the Purchasing
Exchange NYPA so graciously hosts every June in their White Plains
office building, which we have been involved in since its
Evelyn Evans, NYPA public and governmental affairs
specialist, said, “NMBC provides invaluable tools for furthering
minority- and women-owned business development and we’re dedicated
to that effort as well.”
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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