Mayor Launches Program for Low Income and Immigrant Women Entrepreneurs Mayor de Blasio announced the launch of "WE Master Leadership," a public educational workshop series that will provide low-income and immigrant women entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and tools to launch, grow and sustain a business. The program is expected to serve an additional 500 women annually, while the overall WE NYC initiative is on track to serve over 5,000 women by 2019. Learn More
Mayor Announces Opening of Brooklyn Industrial and Transportation Center Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the expansion of the Jamaica, Queens Workforce1 Career Center with the opening of the new Workforce1 Industrial and Transportation Career (ITC) Center in Brooklyn. The expansion will result in helping another 1,000 New Yorkers find new and better jobs in the industrial and manufacturing sectors.
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SBS Announces Recipients of Fiscal Year 2017 Avenue NYC Grants The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) announced the 36 recipients of $1.3 million in Avenue NYC funding for Fiscal Year 2017. Avenue NYC is a competitive grant program that provides federal funding for local economic development and non-profit community-based organizations to strengthen retail corridors and strategically address commercial needs in low and moderate income communities across the five boroughs. Through Avenue NYC, SBS provides community-based organizations with targeted funding, project implementation support, and access to local capacity building opportunities in order to promote grassroots economic development in historically underserved commercial corridors. Read the Press Release
SBS Announces Winners of the Neighborhood Challenge Initiative SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop and NYCEDC President Maria Torres-Springer announced the six winners of this year's Neighborhood Challenge initiative during a press conference held at an empty storefront in Brownsville that will be transformed into Brownsville Labs through Neighborhood Challenge funding. Neighborhood Challenge is a competitive grant initiative designed to encourage innovation and service delivery improvements from Business Improvement Districts, Community-Based Organizations, and Community-based Development Organizations that will support small businesses, generate economic activity, and attract more jobs and investment to local commercial corridors. Learn More
Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules
Opportunity to comment on a rule that SBS is proposing to create a new program to provide grants to nonprofit organizations who will then provide commercial revitalization services and other help to targeted commercial areas.
July 15, 2016
110 William Street 4th Floor New York, New York 10038