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New Yorkers turn to FIT for practical know-how and support to build successful businesses and to upgrade the technical skills indispensable in today's business and design environments. For over two decades the Enterprise Center has served those at the intersection of art and commerce with credit and non-credit classes, certificate programs and special events.

GIDC is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the apparel industry.Over the past twenty years, GIDC has evolved into a multi-tiered service organization providing marketing, buyer referrals, and training and technical assistance to New York apparel manufacturers and workers. GIDC programs offering assistance to management and production personnel include: * Matchmaking service linking brands, retailers and start-up designers with appropriate local factories * Information and referrals regarding public and private incentive programs for local manufacturers * Job referral and placement service * On-site technical assistance with management and engineering issues such as quality control, health and safety, and organization of production * Factory floor and classroom training for worker skills improvement (manual and computer) in both the product development and production phases
The Long Island City Business Development Corporation manages the Long Island City Industrial Business Zone, one of sixteen manufacturing zones in the City. The Zones offer industrial firms free, quick and reliable answers to a broad range of business questions including accessing appropriate financial and business assistance programs, navigating and complying with regulatory requirements, developing workforces and ensuring the neighborhood is well maintained.
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is a modern industrial park with tenants representing a variety of industries like construction, theatrical set design, computer and office supplies, contracting, refrigerated distribution facilities, media communications and promotions, motor overhauling, and metal fabrication. The Empire Zone (EZ) program provides a variety of tax incentives to businesses expanding and creating jobs in targeted areas.

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.

VLA provides pro bono legal services, mediation, educational programs and advocacy to the arts community. VLA offers a variety services to the arts community including: pro bono representation; mediation; the Art Law Line, a free legal hotline for artists; the VLA Legal Clinic for members; and an ongoing series of workshops and seminars . Contact VLA or visit their web site for more detailed information about their services.

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