Success Stories

New York City. Make it Here.

The City is working hard to create new business opportunities throughout the five boroughs.

Companies across many industries have found success in relocating or expanding their operations in New York City. See how businesses large and small can make it here.

  • Kings Theatre

    Find out how Jason Sandoval, Associate Director of Kings Theatre was able to staff-up with a little more than a month before opening night with the help of HireNYC.

  • Smart Vision Labs

    Find out how Yaopeng Zhou, Co-founder of Smart Vision Labs was able to develop their vision diagnostic device, the SVOne, with the help of the NYCEDC's Pilot Health Tech NYC Program.

  • Edenworks

    Find out how Jason Green and his partners at Edenworks are making agriculture part of the built environment of NYC.

  • StrongArm Technologies

    Discover how StrongArm Co-founders Sean Petterson and Justin Hillery were able to grow their business with the help of EDC and the Next Top Makers Five Borough Pop Up tour.

  • The Madelaine Chocolate Company

    After Madelaine Chocolate Novelties in the Rockaways was devastated by Hurricane Sandy, NYCIDA and the Department of Small Business Services were able to step in to help the company to avoid a crippling impact to its financial health and its ability to rehire and retain its 450 employees.

  • Senvol LLC

    Find out how 3D printing startup Senvol made it here, in New York City.

  • Volunteers of America-Greater New York, Inc.

    Discover how Build NYC (part of NYCEDC) was able to help Volunteers of America's Bronx Early Learning Center keep learning alive.

  • OrderGroove Inc.

    Find out how Greg Alvo, CEO and Founder of OrderGroove was able to expand his business to Lower Manhattan by entering NYCEDC's Take the Helm competition.

  • DecisionDesk Inc.

    Discover how DecisionDesk, a web-based service, was able to get free high-speed fiber optic connection by entering and winning ConnectNYC.

  • Gourmet Guru, Inc.

    Find out how Jeff Lichtenstein, Founder of Gourmet Guru, was able to grow his natural and organic food business with the help of NYCIDA.