Mayor de Blasio Signs Legislation To Increase Assessment Funding for Nine BIDs and Expand MetroTech BID Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the following pieces of legislation related to Business Improvement Districts into law: Intro. 1007 in relation to increasing the amount expended annually on nine Business Improvement Districts; and Intro. 1030-A, in relation to increasing the amount expended on the Metrotech BID as well as expanding its services. Learn More
Help Strengthen the City's M/WBE Program Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to ensure that the City levels the playing field for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (M/WBEs) to fairly compete for City contracts. This administration has set aggressive goals, including a commitment to award more than $16 billion to M/WBEs over the next decade, and is changing agency practices to ensure that M/WBEs are receiving the full benefits of the program by increasing the number and size of awards to qualified firms.
As part of the effort to strengthen the City's M/WBE Program, the City has contracted MGT of America, Inc. to conduct a new disparity study to explore potential changes to its M/WBE Program.
SBS Launches Neighborhood 360 Fellows The Neighborhood 360¬į Fellows program pairs community organizers and planners with New York City community-based development organizations (CBDOs) to facilitate increased collaboration between local stakeholders around impactful economic development initiatives. Fellows will serve as on the ground resources connecting local businesses, jobseekers and CBDOs to NYC Department of Small Business Services' programs. Additionally, fellows will participate in a series of supplemental seminars and excursions focused on professional development and commercial revitalization. Learn more and Apply
SBS, NYCHA, Center for Economic Opportunity, and Citi Community Development Announce Opening of the Rockaway Workforce1 Career Center The Department of Small Business Services (SBS), the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), the Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO), and Citi Community Development announced the opening of the Rockaway Workforce1 Career Center to provide a continuum of services for jobseekers through the Rockaway Economic Advancement Initiative. Read the Press Release Connect to services through Workforce1
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Mayor Bill de Blasio named Gregg Bishop Commissioner of Small Business Services, a promotion from his previous role as Deputy Commissioner of the agency's Business Development Division.