NYC Growth Initiative

Information: Futureworks Deadline Approaching- 30K for Advanced Manufacturing

NYCEDC is committed to strengthen its manufacturing base by accelerating the emergence of early stage companies using or developing advanced technologies. This program is aimed at supporting the growth of promising companies in New York City and at better understanding the particular challenges faced by early stage companies in the advanced manufacturing space.

The Program will provide selected companies up to $30,000 of funding over a two-year period to finance their growth in New York City. The financing will be delivered in three phases. The largest share of the funding will be distributed at the beginning of the program; the outstanding funding will be disbursed in two payments respectively after 12 and 18 months. The Program will also facilitate the companies’ access to apply for sales tax exemptions through IDA’s Accelerated Sales Tax Exemption Program, to reduce the cost of purchasing equipment over the same time period. Applications are due on December 14, 2015.

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For additional information, please email

Contracts Department
New York City Economic Development Corporation
110 William Street
New York, NY 10038
Phone (212) 312-3969


Pulse Blurb – Our Booth E86 on Nov 9th

CoInvent Pulse is a business & technology trade show and conference that’s scheduled to take place at Metropolitan Pavilion, New York, on Nov 9th, 2015. This event features a show floor, 10 business workshops, a Pre-Party hosted by Red Bull, a VIP after party, a 24-hour Tesla test drive giveaway, a VIP lounge, and more! It’s estimated to be one of the largest technology gatherings with thousands of attendees. It’s an excellent place where innovative corporations and startups meet each other, build business relationships, and promote their businesses . This event is free for expo and workshop attendees. Read the whole program at



UpStander Awards Blurb

On October 13th, Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlaine McCray and Office to Combat Domestic Violence Commissioner Rosemonde Pierre-Louis hosted the City’s 2nd annual UpStander Awards at Harlem Hospital. Chamber President, Quenia Abreu and Chamber Management Fellow, Jacquelyn Martell, attended the event which honored individuals and organizations for their work in combating domestic violence and intimate partner violence. The event was a great way to honor everyday-New Yorkers and individuals working on both a national and international level to spread awareness about domestic violence. The Chamber looks forward to working with the administration in its efforts to combat and bring awareness to domestic violence.