*ADVISORY* QBP RICHARDS, NYCEDC, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO TOUR JACKSON HEIGHTS COMMERCIAL CORRIDOR, HIGHLIGHT QUEENS SMALL BUSINESS GRANT PROGRAM
Thursday, January 28 at 12pm
(January 27, 2021 at 2:10pm)
QUEENS, NY – Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President and CEO James Patchett, joined by area elected officials and other community partners, will tour Jackson Heights’ commercial corridor on Thursday, Jan. 28 to visit with local small business owners and encourage them to apply for funding through the recently announced Queens Small Business Grant program.
Launched earlier this month by Borough President Richards and NYCEDC, the Queens Small Business Grant program — made possible by a $17.5 million donation courtesy of New York Mets owner Steve Cohen — provides qualifying small businesses and vendors impacted by COVID-19 with up to $20,000 in funding to support operational expenses. For more information about the program, visit www.edc.nyc/program/queens-small-business-grants-program or www.queensbp.org/smallbusinessgrant
As of this week, more than 240 small businesses and vendors have applied for funding through the Queens Small Business Grant program, with 43 already receiving approval — with M/WBEs making up 87 percent of approved entities.
The walking tour will begin at the intersection of 41st Avenue and Baxter Avenue.
WHAT: Borough President Richards, NYCEDC, Elected Officials and
Community Partners to Tour Jackson Heights Commercial
Corridor, Discuss Queens Small Business Grant Program
WHERE: 41st Avenue and Baxter Avenue, Jackson Heights
WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12pm
WHO: DONOVAN RICHARDS, Queens Borough President
JAMES PATCHETT, NYCEDC President & CEO
Elected officials and community leaders
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