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The Greater Hunts Point Chamber of Commerce works for the benefit of more than 700 industrial businesses in Hunts Point, the largest food distribution center in the United States. The GHPCC hosts business seminars and public events aimed at building connections between Hunts Point businesses, and between Hunts Point and other companies interested in doing business with Hunts Point.

The Harlem U. S. Export Assistance Center [USEAC]- serving Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens - is staffed with experienced, professional trade experts who can assist you in exporting your products/services by providing comprehensive counseling and advice, through timely and accurate intelligence regarding foreign markets, by identifying qualified international buyers and representatives, by advocating on your behalf, and by providing comprehensive solutions to whatever challenges that you may encounter.
A wide range of technical assistance and advisory services are provided to New York State employers at no charge. The Department has other metro area offices: Harlem-917-493-7200; the Bronx-718-960-7901; Brooklyn-718-780-9201; Queens-718-321-6307 or 718-557-6735; and Staten Island-718-285-8388.

Since 1988, the Hunts Point Economic Development Corporation (HPEDC) has been under contract with the City of New York to manage the Hunts Point  Industrial Park Business Zone. The Hunts Point Industrial Business Zone is home to the largest food distribution center on the east coast. It includes more than 800 businesses and 25,000 employees. HPEDC monitors and coordinates municipal services for the Hunts Point industrial park in partnership with government. HPEDC offers the following services to businesses: area maintenance, ombudsman services, security, real estate assistance, financing, business expansion assistance, waste assessment, and employment services.

Workforce1 Career Centers are a one-stop shop for employers and jobseekers. Services to businesses may include human resources consulting, job-candidate screening and customized training for employees. For jobseekers services include resume and interview preparation, job-search coaching and access to educational and training opportunities. NYC Workforce1 Career Centers are located in all 5 boroughs see separate program listings for additional information.

The IBZ Department provides financial assistance in the form of loan packaging services to new and existing businesses that are seeking loans. They provide business owners with an understanding of bank lending practices; assist with filling out the loan application, help gather necessary documents; make sure the financial information on the application and documents makes sense; and help submit a complete package of information to potential funding sources.

The Industrial and Commercial Abatement Program [ICAP] provides abatements for real property taxes for varying periods up to 25 years. Eligible industrial and commercial buildings must be built, modernized, expanded, or otherwise physically improved.
NYC Industrial Development Assistance programs provide companies with access to triple tax-exempt bond financing or tax benefits to acquire or create capital assets, such as purchasing real estate, constructing or renovating facilities, and acquiring new equipment. NYCIDA can offer expertise in a variety of bond programs, incentive programs and negotiated incentives.
A city, state, and federally-supported economic development and consulting organization. ITAC is a 21 year old company that has provided productivity, profitability and growth solutions to over 2000 New York City manufacturing and technology companies. ITAC's mission is to help companies start, stay and thrive in the five boroughs. Areas of expertise include Entrepreneurship; Strategic & Business Planning; Sales & Marketing; Human Resources & Training; Lean Manufacturing; Plant Layout & Relocation Support; Sustainability: Business Mentoring & Coaching; Financial Management & Strategy; Information Systems & Quality / ISO [International Standards Organization]; Technology Commercialization; and Waste Management. ITAC offers Assessments and provides general recommendations on a no- or low-fee basis. More extensive services are available for a fee.
Please visit your Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. If a same-day appointment is not available, a future appointment will be made within 5 business days. We provide the following services: Accepting Cash payments; Account Inquiries (help with letters, notices and levies on your wages or bank account);Adjustments (changes to tax account information or payments); Alien Clearances (Sailing Permits); Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order (ATAO); Copies of Tax Returns & Transcripts (Verifiable extreme hardships only; such as victims of Hurricanes, medical emergencies, etc.); Help with preparing Form 2290 (Heavy Vehicle Use Tax); Multilingual Assistance (over 150 languages translated); Federal Tax Return Preparation (If you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit or your Income is less than $39,000.00); Payments/Payment Arrangements; Procedural Inquiries; Solutions to Tax Issues; Tax Forms (based on availability); Tax Law Assistance (answers related to your individual Federal Tax Return); Taxpayer Identification Numbers. * No State Return Preparation. Call for federal tax information at 1-800-829-1040.To obtain federal tax forms call 1-800-829-3676. Other NY City offices are located at 2283 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, 212- 436-1000, and at 110 W. 44th St, New York, NY 10036, 212-436-1000 and 1200 Water Pl., Bronx, NY 10461, 212-436-1000.

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