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March 2021 | Celebrating Women's History Month, WBE Certifications + Project Updates

Karp Strategies regularly celebrates women leading the way in urban planning, construction, renewable energy, and community economic development. During Women's History Month, we invite you to learn more about a few of the women who inspire us.


As Karp Strategies continues to grow, we are appreciative of our designation as a woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE), or small business enterprise (SBE) by government agencies around the country. As we reflect on Women’s History Month, we note that MWBE certifications provide critical access to government procurement processes, and for Karp Strategies, have led to incredible relationships with both agencies and prime firms. We are delighted to announce our updated certifications:

  • Boston: Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

  • Georgia: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) *NEW*

  • Maine: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

  • Massachusetts: Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) *NEW*

  • Massachusetts: Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

  • New York City: Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)

  • New York and New Jersey: Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

  • Philadelphia: Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) *NEW*

Reach out to us if you would like to partner on a project, or if you have questions about the certification process in any of these geographies. We will gladly connect you with our contacts.


The Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience project is a section of the Lower Manhattan Coastal Resiliency project, part of New York City’s plan to protect residents, businesses, and critical infrastructure from flooding. The Brooklyn Bridge-Montgomery Coastal Resilience section of the project will protect the Two Bridges community to reduce risk from flooding while maintaining views and waterfront access.

In collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Mayor’s Office of Resiliency, New York City Department of Design and Construction, New York City Department of Transportation, NYC Parks, AECOM, and illustrator Mek Frinchaboy, Karp Strategies designed a coloring book to be distributed in partnership with local schools, resident associations, and community-based organizations. This fun and interactive coloring book will include kids of all ages and their caregivers in learning about the project happening in their community designed to help keep them safe. Translations into Chinese and Spanish will help ensure that everyone will be able to join in the fun! Check it out below - and look for it in the neighborhood!


Want to continue the conversation? We’d love to hear from you. As always, we welcome the opportunity to connect with your network of partners and clients or to work with you. Reach out to us at


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