Richmond Hill Revitalization Program

The Queens Economic Development Corporation began working on a commercial revitalization program in summer 2019 to support small businesses on Liberty Avenue and 101st Avenue, between Woodhaven Boulevard and Van Wyck Expressway in Richmond Hill. As part of the NYC Department of Small Business Services’ Avenue NYC program, QEDC is conducting a Commercial District Needs Assessment and surveying local businesses and consumers to learn about their experiences shopping on these streets.

We are working with local business owners and residents to hear what you believe should happen to ensure a vibrant, booming economy in Richmond Hill. We want to know your concerns and your vision for enhancing businesses in Richmond Hill. This is an important opportunity to have your voice heard, as the city looks to increase economic activity in the neighborhood.

The information from the surveys will be used to develop and implement neighborhood projects over the next few years, ranging from better sanitation services to community events that promote local businesses.

We look forward to hearing from you. For any inquiries, you may contact our program manager, Sam Smouha:

Consumer Surveys

QEDC wants to hear from everyone who lives or shops on Liberty Avenue and 101 Avenue in Richmond Hill. This survey is anonymous, only takes a few minutes, and will help us understand the shopping experience and community needs in the neighborhood. Please share with any people and groups who are in the neighborhood.

The link for the consumer survey can be found here:

Business Surveys

QEDC is also working with businesses to learn about their needs and concerns operating in Richmond Hill. This survey can be completed by owners, managers, and employees who have knowledge of the business and neighborhood. The information we are collecting is all voluntary and will be used to develop community programs and benefits for small businesses. We will not use the surveys to regulate businesses.

The link for the business survey can be found here: