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The mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) is to create and retain jobs through programming that stabilizes neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and business development. The Queens EDC is a non profit corporation governed by a board of directors representing the many community and business sectors. It is a focal point for economic development efforts in a Borough that encompasses 2.3 million people from every corner of the world. Since 1977 the QEDC has worked with scores of neighborhoods to revitalize their commercial districts by the creation of business organizations and the establishment of business improvement districts. The Entreprenurial Assistance Program (EAP) and the Women

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation [REDC] provides direct financing and technical assistance services to all the boroughs of New York City, with an emphasis in Chinatown, the Lower East Side, Flushing, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and other low-income immigrant neighborhoods in New York City. REDC offers Small Business Loans ranging from $5,000-$100,000. REDC focuses on small and start-up businesses owned by immigrants, minorities or women; that demonstrate significant potential to create jobs for lower-income individuals or minorities; or that lack access to conventional sources of capital. REDC also offers a program where volunteering professionals offer free legal assistance and financial counseling to clients. Contact REDC or visit their website for additional information about their programs and services.

The Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides professional business advisory services through a collaboration with the New York state Economic Development Corporation. Established in 2013, the Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation Small Business Development Center is able to assist business clients with access to capital to: start-up a business; business acquisitions; 504 real estate loans; franchises; purchase inventory, machinery, equipment, furniture or fixtures; construction loans; and refinancing existing debt. We also provide business management consulting services for existing and start-up businesses for: business acquisitions and sales: financial analysis; loan packaging; and business planning.

SoBRO is a not-for-profit organization offering services designed to: Provide education, work readiness and employment programs for adults; Provide existing and newly established businesses with technical assistance, programs and services designed to enhance their ability to compete in the marketplace; and Engage in pro-active community assessment, planning and advocacy in order to strengthen the local economic environment.

South Brooklyn LDC serves retail businesses located on Smith Street and industrial and commercial businesses in the Gowanus and Red Hook communities. It offers assistance dealing with government agencies, real estate referrals, school to work transition, job placement and welfare to work programs.

Since 1993, the SIEDC has served the business community of Staten Island. Our mission is to enchance a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment and encouraging the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in an environmentally friendly manner, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities. Facebook: www.facebook.com/siedc      Twitter: www.twitter.com/siedc

Since beginning operations in 1996, the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZDC) has helped to revitalize economic life in neighborhoods North of 96th Street including Harlem, East Harlem, and Washington Heights/Inwood. UMEZ

Washington Heights and Inwood Development Corporation is a local development corporation that offers business development counseling, technical assistance and referral services through its Entrepreneurial Assistance Center, as well as loans through its BO$$ program (separately described). Services provided in Spanish and English.

The Women's Business Center is funded by the SBA and gives female entrepreneurs one-on-one business coaching. The WBEC provides intensive and free one-on-one business and marketing coaching services. It also provides a 60-hour Business Development training, and business and finance workshops.

The Women's Housing and Economic Development Corporation (WHEDCo) works with families in the Bronx who struggle with the multiple challenges presented by poverty and who, like all of us, aspire to a healthy and financially stable future. We believe that given the right support at the right moment, all families can flourish. WHEDCo replicates the attributes found in prosperous communities-safe, healthy homes; highly skilled professional childcare and enhanced extra-curricular activities; physicians, learning experts and therapists; opportunities to develop small businesses--and offer them to low-income families throughout the Bronx. Through our innovative, inter-connected and high-quality solutions, WHEDCo is working to make the Bronx a more beautiful, more equitable, and more economically vibrant place to live and a raise a family.

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