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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. The top business plan from each of the borough workshops, as selected by a panel of expert judges, will receive two months of advisory support to help implement their business plans.
The first Future Focus Workshop application deadline, for the Bronx Future Focus, is March 31, 2015. Download the application and see more details below.
Join us for a before business breakfast to learn how your business can benefit from the free Industrial Growth Initiative program and learn how to apply. We’ll also cover the schedule for the program and some topics that will be covered during the workshop series!
Informational Session Dates:
Apply now for the 2015 Future Focus Workshop series to gain the expertise to grow your industrial business! Participants in the program will get first-hand exposure to benefits including strategic planning for business growth, one-on-one support, establishing connections with large buyers, and peer networking. Topics covered in the workshop series include:
Bronx: March 31, 2015
Queens: April 7, 2015
Brooklyn: April 26, 2015
Staten Island: May 3, 2015
Companies interested in participating must be an industrial business, have revenues between $500,000 and $10,000,000 per year, and have 5-100 FTE employees.
Workshops will be half-day in the morning and will take place once a week for four weeks on the following dates:
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
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: