Press Releases

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Current Releases

  • NYCEDC Seeks Operator to Bring New Events and Programming to Staten Island’s Richmond County Bank Ballpark

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for professional event operators to coordinate and manage events at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, home of the Staten Island Yankees. Through the proposal, NYCEDC aims to expand use of the stadium beyond the 38-game season with new community, entertainment, charitable and sporting events that will augment the St. George neighborhood on Staten Island’s burgeoning North Shore.
  • NYCEDC, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Community Partners Launch “Jamaica Is”

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and the Jamaica NOW Leadership Council today launched a citywide,13-week long marketing campaign that aims to elevate local businesses and promote economic growth in the southeast Queens neighborhood. Through a partnership with NYC + Company, the “Jamaica Is,” campaign will appear on bus shelters and DOITT’s Link NYC kiosks throughout the city. The campaign is part of the City’s Jamaica NOW action plan and was implemented to promote the neighborhood’s history, eclectic restaurants, local arts and small businesses as a destination for families, innovation and culture.
  • NYCEDC, GrowNYC, Council Member Richards and Community Stakeholders Launch Youthmarket in Far Rockaway

    Representatives from New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in partnership with GrowNYC, Councilmember Donovan Richards and the Rockaway Youth Task Force launched GrowNYC’s Youthmarket Farmstand in Far Rockaway. As a key milestone of the City’s Downtown Far Rockaway rezoning, this GrowNYC Youthmarket Farmstand will empower young people in Far Rockaway to develop their entrepreneurial skills by teaching them how to run farm stands in their local community.
  • NYCEDC, Councilmember Constantinides and Community Leaders Launch BioBus

    New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), Councilmember Costa Constantinides and the Astoria Houses Tenant Association yesterday launched the BioBus program near Hallets Cove. The mobile science lab will provide matriculated students of all ages with free marine educational programming and training to prepare for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
  • De Blasio Administration Awards Microgrants to Support Development of Workforce Training Programs for 21st Century In-Demand Jobs

    The de Blasio Administration today awarded microgrants to seven joint ventures that all specialize in workforce development who will research and plan innovative approaches the City can take to amplify training and hiring of underrepresented New Yorkers in tech and other in-demand sectors. The seven winning proposals are made up of best-in-class community-based organizations, training providers, higher education institutions, and research and consulting firms.


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