The Foundry for Art Design + Culture Receives Minority Women Business Enterprise Certification

Cohoes –The Foundry for Art Design + Culture, LLC, a creative and cultural services firm specializing in, branding, print and web design, video and photography, marketing and social media, and cultural services for cities, schools, businesses and non-profits, received certification as a Minority Women Business Enterprise by New York State Department of Economic Development, Division of Minority and Women's Business Development (DMWBD).

“By receiving the MWBE designation, we look forward to the opportunities the certification will bring,” said Alana Sparrow, Founder and Creative Director of the Foundry.

The MWBE certification for minority women-owned business is the most recognizable and sought after certification of its kind. DMWBD’s standard of certification is a meticulous process including an in-depth review of the business and site inspection. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by a minority, and a woman or women.

By including minority women-owned businesses among their vendors, corporations, and government agencies demonstrate their commitment to fostering diversity and the continued development of their supplier/vendor diversity programs.

To learn more about The Foundry for Art Design + Culture, LLC please visit http://www.thefoundrysite.com

About the Foundry
The Foundry for Art Design + Culture —a creative and cultural services firm at its core. We are hands on creatives specializing in branding, design, video, photography, marketing and social media. We fuel the creative economy by fostering innovative collaborations between the creative sector, civic and educational institutions, non-profits and businesses—making more viable, livable and imaginative communities. Our international contemporary art gallery has been recognized as the regions Best Art Gallery and Best Community Building Arts Center. Foundry Press provides letterpress printing and bookmaking services, classes and workshops, open studios and tours with the goal of furthering the craft of traditional printing and book arts.

The mission of DMWBD is to promote equality of economic opportunities for MWBEs and to eliminate barriers to their participation in state contracts. We supplement New York State’s economic leadership with information and resources that increase access to information and opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses throughout the State. 


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