Group of Tech Talent Pipeline trainees touring Facebook
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    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the NYC Web Development Fellowship program, part of the City's Tech Talent Pipeline Initiative, is expanding to serve as many as three times the number of New Yorkers interested in careers in web development. The expansion comes as three new tech training providers partner with the fellowship program: the Fullstack Academy, General Assembly, and New York Code + Design Academy.
Four multicultural women who serve as WE NYC mentors
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    The guide offers advice for immigrant entrepreneurs planning, launching, or growing a small business, on topics such as signing a commercial lease, navigating government, and understanding the rights of immigrant New Yorkers. Developed by SBS in partnership with Citi Community Development, the guide will be accessible in six languages.
Group of people on a walking tour of Lower Manhattan
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    SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop announced more than $1 million in grant awards to fund 34 unique neighborhood development projects across the city that include business attraction/retention, façade improvements, merchant organizing, and placemaking.
A worker paints a Harlem roof white to make it more environmentally friendly.
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    Participants will develop professional skills, gain 10 weeks of work experience, receive industry-relevant certifications, and complete the program prepared for entry-level jobs in the construction industry.
Mayor Bill de Blasio with SBS Commissioner Gregg Bishop and MWBE business owner
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    The loans include flexible repayment schedules to help M/WBEs increase access to capital and grow their business. In addition, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Deputy Mayor Richard Buery unveiled a streamlined application for M/WBE certification and a separate, more accessible and user-friendly M/WBE certification application for small businesses owned and operated by one person (sole proprietors).

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