In 2014, we reported that local economic developers and community revitalization
advocates were making efforts to help business owners and, ultimately,
drive business to the East New York section of Brooklyn. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Rafael Espinal announced a 20-point plan for job growth for East New York's Industrial Business Zone. Here, we've listed highlights from the plan.
The Research Foundation for the State University of New York (SUNY) was
one of 16 state and local economic development agencies, business
development centers, colleges and universities to receive a $125,000
Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program grant from the
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), it was announced today.
According to the National Urban Technology Center’s website, a 2013
OECD study published in
the N.Y. Times cited that youth and adults in the U.S. are
fairing dismally as compared to 19 other countries in proficiency areas
such as literacy, math, and problem solving in technology-rich
environments. Urban Tech hopes to change that. At its annual gala earlier this month, TNJ.com interviewed its president.