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New York Power Authority Supports National Minority Business Council

Contact:
Evelyn Evans
914-390-8167
evelyn.evans@nypa.gov

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 beginning.”

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.”

About NYPA:

 ■    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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