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NYCEDC is providing qualified small industrial businesses the opportunity to learn growth strategies from industry experts during a yearlong program.
The Industrial Growth Initiative is a two-stage growth strategy and realization program for the City’s small, established industrial businesses. The program, developed and run in partnership with Next Street Financial, begins with in-borough business reflection workshops. Through a subsequent application, select businesses participate in Future Focus, an in-depth workshop series dedicated to exploring and planning a strategic growth project.
Leveraging capabilities developed during the workshops, Future Focus participants develop comprehensive business expansion plans to guide their company through its next stage of growth. Businesses with the three top plans, as selected by a panel of expert judges, receive cash to kick-start the implementation of their business growth plans.
In its second year, the 2014 Industrial Growth Initiative Business Plan Competition had 14 participants in the Future Focus workshop series. The three winning business plans submitted were selected by a panel of judges. The winners are:
The winners of the 2013 Industrial Growth Initiative Business Plan Competition were: