As part of Empire State Development, The Division of Minority and Women’s Business Development of New York State promotes economic equality for women and minority owned businesses throughout New York State. Behan Planning and Design, owned and operated by Cynthia Behan, has been a NYS certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) for many years. You may learn more about the MWBE program at this link

Behan Planning and Design is also WBE certified in the NYC Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program. More information about the NYC program can be found here




Similar to the state run MWBE program, the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program is a federal program administered by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) through individual State Unified Certification Programs. The goal is to help small businesses run by socially and economically disadvantaged business owners. Behan Planning and Design is a New York State Department of Transportation certified DBE. Click here for more information on this program. 

The article "Tappan Zee Bridge contracts ensure 'disadvantaged' aren't left out" highlights Behan Planning and Design's role as a DBE firm on the public involvement team for the New NY Bridge project. 




Behan Planning and Design Certifications: 

New York State Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

New York City Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

New York State Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Vermont Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)


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