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The East Brooklyn Business Improvement District (EBBID) is a 40-block area in East New York, Brooklyn that is bordered by Powell Street to the West, Atlantic Avenue to the North, Pennsylvania Avenue to the East, and Sutter Avenue to the South.

The objectives of the EBBID are to enhance the business environment of the 40 block area and bolster local economic activity. The EBBID is constantly striving to make the area a safe, attractive, and vibrant place in which to live and do business.

In addition to standard Empire Zone [EZ] benefits, businesses in this zone receive additional security and maintenance services and human resources development assistance. The zone covers zip codes 11207 and 11208 and borders 11212, 11233 and 11239.

The Local Development Corporation of East New York [LDCENY] serves industrial and commercial businesses in the East New York and Brownsville communities. It manages the East Brooklyn Industrial Business Improvement District. Other programs under its management are the the New York State Empire Zones Program, which offers financial incentives to encourage businesses to invest, expand and create more jobs in the EZ, and the Women's Business Center. Services are available 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 also provides intensive and free financial and marketing services. In addition a 60-hour Business Development training course is offered along with business and finance workshops.

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