Gwen Everett, Crain’s New York Business
New York City has partnered with one of its most powerful business groups to provide resources to minority, women-and immigrant-owned businesses.
The initiative, dubbed the NYC Small Business Resource Network, is a product of collaboration between the Partnership for New York City and the city’s Department of Small Business Services, as well as the philanthropic organization The Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the New York City Economic Development Corporation and chambers of commerce from the five boroughs.
The program will try to increase access to support and programs for small businesses in part through a team of 22 specialists who will be posted at chambers of commerce, according to public-private partnership.
“These resources, coupled with hands-on support from Small Business Specialists, will help tackle barriers to economic recovery and expand opportunities for small and minority-owned businesses across the five boroughs,” said Maria Gotsch, President and CEO of the Partnership Fund, of the Partnership for New York City.