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The NYS Trade Adjustment Assistance Center sponsored by the US Department of Commerce - assists NY State manufacturers respond to import competition. The Center partners with manufacturers, offering a 50-50 cost-sharing of projects designed to improve a firm's overall competitiveness. The Center's funds are directly applied to the costs of professional consultants, engineers, and other outside service providers hired on behalf of the firm to develop and implement action improvement programs. NY area manufacturers - NY City, Long Island, Westchester - may contact Gary Youmans at 212-921-1662 or at gyoumans@nystaac.org.

NYU SCPS offers a broad range of courses and certificate programs in such areas as financial managment, accounting, marketing, and human resources-for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Nonprofit Finance Fund, a federally certified CDFI, is a leader in helping nonprofits strengthen their financial health and improve their capacity to serve their communities. NFF helps nonprofits and social enterprises build and renovate facilities; expand operations; fund growth needs; and sustain operations over time. NFF serves nonprofits and their funders, offering an integrated package of financial and advisory services including facilities and working capital loans and lines of credit; asset-building programs; intensive workshops; Nonprofit Business Analyses; and other consultations. NFF Capital Partners helps nonprofits attract equity-like growth capital.

Staten Island is home to two New York State Empire Zones, comprising over 1900 acres in the North Shore and West Shore of the Borough. This program is designed to stimulate business growth in economically distressed areas by providing a host of tax credits, utility discounts, and local incentives to businesses that introduce capital investments and create jobs at a facility located within the Empire Zone. Since its inception, businesses that have taken advantage of the Empire Zone program have invested over $450 million and have created thousands of jobs on Staten Island.
501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations purchasing, developing, renovating or equipping facilities for their own use can access triple tax-exempt financing and mortgage recording tax reductions. Pooled bond structures to reduce costs are also available.

NYC  WasteMatch is a free service, created and funded by the NYC Department of Sanitation, which facilitates the exchange of used and surplus goods and equipment from organizations that no longer need them to other entities that do.

NYC WasteMatch keeps valuable resources out of the waste stream while offering clients an opportunity to save money and lower their environmental impact. Our clients include New York City businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) develops - in collaboration with the Director of the Office of Acquisition Management Division (OAM), the Office of Administration and Resources Management (OARM), and EPA senior-level officials - programs to stimulate and improve the involvement of small business, minority business, labor surplus areas and women-owned business enterprises in the overall EPA procurement process. The OSDBU is also responsible for establishing policy and providing procedural guidance for the utilization of small, minority and women-owned businesses under the Agency

The Partnership is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of a select group of two hundred CEOs - its Partners - from New York City's top corporate, investment and entrepreneurial firms. The Partnership focuses on research, policy formulation and issue advocacy at the city, state, and federal levels. Through its affiliate, The Partnership Fund for New York City, the Partnership directly invests in economic development projects in all five boroughs of the city. The Partnership serves as a resource of expertise and creative thinking for the public, sponsers economic impact studies, conducts business surveys, and convenes task force panels and conferences for Partners, economic experts, public officials and other constituencies concerned with economic development.

Professional Women In Construction (PWC)is a non-profit member association for entrepreneurs, professionals and managers (women & men) and companies and public agencies engaged in construction and allied industries. Mission: to advance the status of business and professional women in a male-dominated industry and educate the public regarding women's achievements. The organization offers business networking events, a newsletter, trade show & recruitment fair, referrals, workshops in trends of the industry and certification information for woman and minority-owned firms. Contact the association for information about chapers (NY, NJ, CT, DC) calendar of events and membership fees.

Prospect Capital Corporation is a publicly traded private equity firm based in New York City. Having elected to operate as a Business Development Company, Prospect manages a portfolio of $750 million and targets investments of between $5 million to $50 million in North American small and mid-sized businesses. Prospect originally concentrated on energy investments, but has in recent years broaden its portfolio, a diversification reflected in the 2007 renaming of the company from Prospect Energy to Prospect Capital. The company specializes in mezzanine debt and non-control debt financing for management teams and financial sponsors and additionally makes selective control acquisitions by providing multiple levels of the capital structure. While energy remains a focus, Prospect

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