Andrea Ormeño

Director of Business Services

Andrea Ormeño currently serves as the Women’s Business Center Director and the Director of Business Services at the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC). At this role, her responsibilities center on overseeing individual, group and agency-wide efforts to help female entrepreneurs launch and improve their businesses.  As the Director of Business Services, she manages and participates in the administration, and decision making to ensure we deliver top-notch services to our clients and our stakeholders.

Serving over 600 clients, Ormeño’s areas of expertise are on start-up businesses, business development, finance management and grant management. She has become QEDC’s leading expert on permits and licensing, especially working with women and the Hispanic immigrant community.

Andrea is a 2013 graduate of Queens College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is a GrowthWheel certified advisor. She can be reached at

The mission of the Queens Economic Development Corporation is to help small businesses.  In view of the Coronavirus, we are taking the following steps:

  • We have compiled a Resource Guide detailing programs to assist small businesses.  These include loans, grants and other aid available through Federal, State, City, and Private agencies. The Resource Guide can be accessed here. It is updated as we receive new information.
  • Assistance in filling out application and all other client services will be done remotely via telephone. To request an appointment, email and you will be contacted within 24 hours.  Please know our office in Kew Gardens is closed.
  • The Entrepreneur Space Commercial Kitchen Incubator is fully operational and staff is taking additional steps to ensure that it is a safe environment for our clients. For more information, please call 718 392-0025.
  • The Queens Tourism Council is working with our cultural, recreational, restaurant and sporting communities to support them as best we can.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.  Be careful, help those who are vulnerable and wash your hands.


Queens Together

Fuel the Front Lines is an initiative of Acting Queens Borough President Sharon Lee, Queens Together, Queens Night Market and the QEDC to help to meet the needs of front line healthcare workers, other emergency responders, and Queens communities in need through partnerships with local independent restaurants and food businesses. We will fill the urgent need for nourishment while at the same time providing a lifeline to the small businesses that define our neighborhoods. Make your tax-deductible contribution and help us deliver good food made with love by workers in Queens, for people in Queens.