The Economic Development and Employment Committee is responsible for oversight of effective employment and training programs and advocacy for equal opportunities and affirmative action for employment of local residents, minorities and women. The committee is the community board's liaison with related agencies such as the Department of Small Business Services and Human Rights Commission.
Except for holidays and other conflicts, the committee meets at 6:00 pm on the first Tuesday of the month, September-June, in the Jonas Board Room, Metcalfe Hall, Long Island University; Flatbush and DeKalb avenues. See a map of Long Island University
Agendas and Minutes The committee agenda is generally finalized one week in advance of the meeting. Download the October 7, 2014 agenda (PDF)
Minutes are available after they have been approved, generally at the following month's meeting.
Small Business Development Centers Open
The Small Business Administration has opened Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) at two colleges in Community District 2. In the spring and summer of 2008, the federal agency created counseling centers at the New York City College of Technology, downtown, and St. Joseph's College, in Clinton Hill. Business owners can receive free assistance with business and marketing plans, sources of funding, e-commerce, licensing and regulations, and other topics. The SBDC offer both one-on-one counseling as well as training and workshops.