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Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation [UMEZDC]


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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's mission is to sustain the economic revitalization of all the communities of Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments and small business assistance. UMEZ's Business Resources and Investment Services Center (BRISC) offers start-up and/or expansion loans to qualified entrepreneurs in Upper Manhattan. UMEZ's technical assistance programs are available to ensure the sustainability, profitability and growth of small businesses in the Zone. Technical assistance includes consulting services, workshops and seminars, and access to loans.

290 Lenox Avenue, 3rd floor,
New York, NY 10027
Contact Kenneth J. Knuckles, President and CEO

Smallbiz Services Locations: Manhattan, Above 96th Street

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