Founded in 1977, Queens Economic Development Corporation is a nonprofit governed by a board of directors which represents the borough's community and business sectors.
New Dates for Home Improvement Training
Sign up for our HICT course, offering classroom training and one-on-one business counseling to prepare you for the licensing exam and assist you in putting together your application. New English classes will be held on June 1, 8, 15 and July 6, 13, 20. Mandarin classes to be announced soon. See calendar.
Small Business Loans for Southeast Queens
If you are looking to locate or expand your business in Southeast Queens, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation (GJDC) can help. Through its affiliate, the Greater Jamaica Local Development Company, flexible small business loans are available to help meet your business needs. See more information about the Capital Access program.
2013 StartUP! Competition Winners Announced
Congratulations to Astoria Coffee (Food-based Business Award), Fabulous Fitness NYC, Inc. (Community Business Award) and M3D Consulting (Innovated Business Award). Each winner was awarded $10,000 to expand their business. The winners were announced on May 14, during our annual fundraiser networking event, Queens Taste 2013. This marks the end of the Seventh Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition, a five-month challenge-and-instruction course sponsored by Citi.
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The New 7-Point Plan
Photo by: Angy Altamirano
Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras joined elected officials to announce a
"New Deal" for the revitalization of Roosevelt Avenue. Including in her 7-point plan is the pedestrianization
of Corona Plaza, a project currently maintained by QEDC. Other initiatives include increased sanitation services, new lighting and painting, updated zoning, and creation of a new Roosevelt Ave. Taskforce.