Business in Queens
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The Office of Economic Development seeks to attract and retain jobs through
providing information to existing and potential businesses; working with
neighborhood groups to plan for growth; and advocate for the business community.
To this end, the office provides assistance to both large and small businesses, as well
as to the many business organizations and agencies.
We invite you to review, use and benefit from these resources.
MAJOR REAL ESTATE DEVELOMENT IN QUEENS
Queens is being transformed! With funding from public and private sources, there
are several large scale real estate projects under develoment in the borough. From
Long Island City to Jamaica, Queens is growing!
To learn more about these major projects,
BOROUGH PRESIDENT HELEN MARSHALL'S
PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES
Business and Employment Online Resource Calendars
Queens Discount Card Program
Queens Workforce Development Task Force
Queens Economic Development Leadership Council
Keep It In Queens
HELP FOR BUSINESSES!
The New Business Acceleration Team (NBAT) launched in 2010 to help businesses navigate City requirements and open their doors more quickly and easily.
Created through a partnership between Council Speaker Quinn and Mayor Bloomberg, NBAT has helped nearly 600 restaurants shave an average of 75 days off the time to open.
Next, NBAT will expand its services to the retail industry.
But, before we launch, we want your input. Tell us what it was like to open your store and we’ll use your input to help NBAT help retail businesses.
Retailers and owners of storefront service businesses, such as dry cleaners, barber shops, and salons, are encouraged to complete the NYC Retail Survey by Friday, March 2.
Your input will help us better serve the retail businesses of New York City.
Thank you for your help!
Take the survey.
This section, organized by topic, provides names of organizations
that can assist in many aspects of business development.
In most cases, there are direct website links for complete
These organizations offer services that can help entrepreneurs, small businesses
and “start-ups” maneuver through some of the major obstacles they face. Services
include, but are not limited to: understanding a business plan, identifying funding
sources, licensing, and complying with regulations.
Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
Business Improvement Districts are public/private partnerships
of property and business owners committed to the development,
maintenance and promote commercial districts.
Chambers of Commerce
These groups are local organizations of businesses that advocate
on behalf of their business members to promote the economic
growth and quality of life in Queens.
These organizations are primarily comprised of stakeholders
that seek to develop a comprehensive set of economic development
goals for their respective area.
These community based organizations
comprised of merchants work together to improve their business
environment by implementing initiatives that support small
Assistance for Women & Minority Owned Businesses
assist women entrepreneurs as well as minority owned businesses
through provision of financial and technical assistance services.
Financing / Funding Assistance
The following agencies can help
find funding and provide other financial assistance.
Procurement is the acquisition of good and/or services to
meet the needs of government agencies. These organizations
can help firms market their goods and services to federal,
state and local governments.
These organizations provide the educational training
to small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them build
and expand their businesses.
These environmental organizations promote sustainability
and environmental empowerment. Services provided by these
organizations include energy and green building consultation.
These groups can help manage energy and provide energy assistance.
These government agencies can provide answers to business
related questions and direct business owners to other helpful programs.
These agencies provide statistical data and
other reference information to support business.
Shared Office/Incubator Space
These organizations can help new businesses establish
a presence through various services.
JOBS / JOB FAIRS and OTHER EVENTS
Workforce development organizations help individuals increase their competitive
advantage search through educational and training opportunities, job placement,
and much more.
GOVERNMENT JOB INFO
Resources For Government Job Opportunities
BUSINESS INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
INCENTIVES (including Tax info)
Incentives are designed to support economic and neighborhood development while
offering services and savings to small businesses. These City, State and Federal
resources include tax benefits, energy and wage benefits and technical assistance.
GREEN BUILDING INFORMATION
These resources provide background information for high performance/green
building development. For additional information, please refer to LEED and the New
York State Green Building Tax Credit guidelines.