Press Releases

Press Contact:
Catherine Tenuta, Press Secretary

March 13, 2019
Mayor de Blasio Fulfills Promise to Help Small Businesses More Easily Start and Grow in New York City

March 6, 2019 City Launches New Program with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Fundation & Squarespace to Create New Affordable Lines of Credit for Women Entrepreneurs

January 31, 2019
National Mentoring Month: City Announces New Mentors for Program that Facilitates Women Supporting Women

January 28, 2019
Applications Open: City Announces New Yorkers Can Apply Now for Paid Fellowships at Community-Based Organizations Across the City

December 18, 2018
City Celebrates Small Businesses This Holiday Season and Awards $1.8 Million To Help Longstanding Businesses Compete and Grow

December 17, 2018
Mayor de Blasio Announces Launch of the Nation's First City-Led Nurse Residency Program at 24 Local Hospitals

December 10, 2018
Following a Few Simple Tips Can Help Your Small Business Enjoy a Little Extra Holiday Cheer

November 28, 2018
City Announces Initiative Exceeds Goal and Serves Over 6,000 Women Entrepreneurs in Three Years

November 15, 2018
City Announces Career Centers Served a Milestone of Over 15,000 Veterans and their Spouses Since the Start of Mayor de Blasio's Administration

October 31, 2018
City Releases Community-Informed Commercial District Needs Assessments to Help Neighborhoods Better Support Small Businesses

October 24, 2018
City Announces Nearly 1,000 Participants in Program Aimed to Better Prepare Small Businesses for Hurricanes and Other Emergency Events

October 10, 2018
OneNYC: Mayor de Blasio Announces City Awarded More Than $10 Billion To M/WBEs Since 2015

October 3, 2018
Applications Open: City Will Offer Free Design Assistance to Promote Commercial Corridors in Low-to-Moderate Income Communities

October 1, 2018
Applications Open: City Offers Business Course Series to Over 400 Entrepreneurs in Fiscal Year 2019

September 18, 2018
Mayor de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Thompson Launch Citywide Push to Help Minority And Women-Owned Business Enterprises Win Contracts

September 12, 2018
City Announces Partnership with City College of New York to Prepare New Yorkers for In-Demand Tech Jobs

September 5, 2018
City Initiative Selected by Harvard University as one of the Top 25 Innovations in American Government for 2018

August 24, 2018
City's First-of-its-Kind Crowdfunding Program for Women Entrepreneurs Celebrates 100th Loan

August 21, 2018
City Sustainability Initiative Exceeds Annual Goal Months Ahead of Schedule

August 15, 2018
City Launches New Program to Prepare Young Adults for Medical Assistant Careers

July 30, 2018
NYC Department of Small Business Services and Council Member Rodriguez Host Event to Certify M/WBEs in Inwood

July 24, 2018
City Exceeds Goal for Connecting Industrial Businesses to Financing During FY 2018

July 24, 2018
City Announces Free Legal Clinics for Women Entrepreneurs Across the Five Boroughs

July 6, 2018
New Commitments from Local Colleges and the City to Prepare New Yorkers for Tech Careers

June 29, 2018
City Announces Industry Leaders Will Launch New Hiring Models to Expand Tech Jobs for New Yorkers

June 28, 2018
Under Mayor de Blasio, City Investing in M/WBEs at Record Levels

June 21, 2018
Applications Open: City Initiative Offers $1.8 Million in Grants to Help Longstanding Small Businesses Compete and Grow

June 20, 2018
NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop Testifies on Innovative Economic Development Policy Strategies Before the United States House of Representatives' Small Business Committee

May 30, 2018
$1.8 Billion Ahead of Projections, Mayor de Blasio Announces New Goal to Award $20 Billion to M/WBEs by FY 2025

April 26, 2018
City Awards Grants to Community Organizations for Neighborhood Development Projects that Support Small Business Corridors Across the City

April 20, 2018
Mayor de Blasio Announces City-Backed Loan Program For Women Expanding Their Businesses

April 16, 2018
City Announces Business Improvement Districts Invested Over $147 Million in NYC Neighborhoods During FY 2017, Boosting Over 93,000 Small Businesses

March 28, 2018
New York Works: City Launches First Program as Part of $5 Million Investment to Create 450 Apprenticeships for New Yorkers

March 8, 2018
International Women's Day: Mayor de Blasio Focuses on First-of-its-Kind Crowdfunding Program for NYC Women Start Ups

March 8, 2018
City Announces New Commitments from Leading Tech Companies to Provide More New Yorkers with Access to In-Demand Tech Careers

February 9, 2018
Mayor de Blasio Announces $40 Million in Private Investments to Advance Economic Opportunity for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses and Small Businesses

February 6, 2018
City Announces Free Legal Services to Help Small Businesses with Lease Issues

January 31, 2018
City Announces New Yorkers Can Now Apply for Paid Fellowships to Launch Neighborhood Revitalization Projects in all Five Boroughs

December 7, 2017
City Tech Initiative Offering Free Training for Careers Paying Middle Class Wages

November 30, 2017
Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito, Council Member Garodnick Announce Changes to Commercial Rent Tax to Provide Relief for Small Businesses

November 21, 2017
City’s Tech Talent Pipeline Initiative Pushes for Better Job Outcomes in For-Profit and Non-Profit Tech Training Programs

November 8, 2017
Mayor de Blasio and Kiva Announce First-of-its-kind Crowdfunding Program for Women Entrepreneurs

October 27, 2017
Mayor de Blasio Announces New Resources to Help Small Businesses Comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act

October 24, 2017
City Program Connects New Yorkers in Recovery to Full-Time Positions as Peer Advocates with NYC Health + Hospitals

October 23, 2017
De Blasio Administration Announces New Initiative to Double the Number of Graduates with Tech Bachelor's Degrees from CUNY Colleges by 2022

September 28, 2017
New City Program To Offer Free Design Services To Support Neighborhood Development Across Five Boroughs

September 28, 2017
NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and Department of Small Business Services Launch Link Local L.E.S.

September 20, 2017
City Announces Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness Tips and Resources for Small Businesses

July 25, 2017
City Announces "Made in NY Post Production Training Program," Connecting New Yorkers with Careers in Growing Film Industry Sector

July 7, 2017
De Blasio Administration Announces City Program has Helped Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Secure $93.5 Million in City Contracts and Create Nearly 800 Jobs

June 21, 2017
De Blasio Administration Launches New $10 Million Bond Collateral Assistance Fund for M/WBES and Small Businesses at 11th Annual Procurement Fair

June 19, 2017
City Awards Community-Based Organizations $500,000 to Implement Tech Solutions to Enhance Commercial Districts Across NYC

June 15, 2017
100,000 Good-Paying Jobs: Mayor Bill de Blasio Releases 10-Year Plan to Invest In New Industries, Raise Wages, Train New Yorkers and Strengthen Middle Class

June 14, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio's Announces Program to Help Curb Effects of Extreme Summer Heat

May 30, 2017
City Leaders Bringing Free Small Business Services Directly to Each Borough

May 24, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Administration Reaches 5,000 City-Certified M/WBEs

May 23, 2017
City Hall in Your Borough: Mayor De Blasio Announces Small Businesses Seeing Fewer Fines, Opening Faster

May 2, 2017
City Expanding Initiative Offering Free, On-Site Compliance Consultations that Help Small Business Owners Prevent Costly Fines and Penalties

May 1, 2017
NYC Department of Small Business Services Kicks Off National Small Business Week Announcing that Services Reached 15,000 Businesses Over the Last Year

April 21, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Expansion of Fellowship Program Connecting New Yorkers to Tech Careers

April 18, 2017
During Immigrant Heritage Week, City Announces New Guide Offering Step-By-Step Advice for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Planning, Launching, or Growing a Small Business

April 12, 2017
City Awarding Grants to Community Organizations for Neighborhood Development Projects that Support Small Business Corridors in Every Borough

April 3, 2017
Now Hiring: City Sustainability Initiative Seeking Applicants For Free Training and Work Experience Installing Reflective Rooftops

March 23, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Revolving Loan Fund To Help M/WBEs Gain Access To Capital

March 22, 2017
City Initiative to Bring Tech Companies and Nonprofits Together to Enhance Commercial Districts Through New Tech Solutions

March 14, 2017
Business Improvement Districts Invested $134.7 Million in NYC Neighborhoods During FY 2016, Boosting More Than 85,000 Small Businesses

March 13, 2017
SBS Announces Nearly $9 Million Investment to Revitalize Commercial Corridors Across New York City

March 6, 2017
SBS Announces New Mentors Will Support Budding Female Entrepreneurs Across The City

February 22, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Employer, Academic and Philanthropic Commitments for Tech Industry Partnership

February 14, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Interactive 'NYC Love your Local' Initiative to Celebrate Independent, Neighborhood Businesses and Offer $1.8 Million in Grant Funding

February 7, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Partnership to Boost M/WBE Contracting Opportunities

January 25, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Program Preparing Out-Of-School, Out-Of-Work Youth with Careers in the Culinary Industry

January 17, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Program Connecting Those Who Have Experience with Substance Use Recovery Programs with Training for Careers as Peer Advocates for Others in Recovery

January 13, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Signs Legislation Extending Boundaries of the Queens Plaza/Court Square BID

January 13, 2017
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces M/WBE Firms Win Bids to Build Hundreds of Affordable Homes at Six City-Owned Sites

January 9, 2017
SBS Announces New Training Pathways for Immigrant New Yorkers to Enter Health Care Field

January 5, 2017
SBS Announces Mentorship Program and Workshops To Help M/WBEs Grow, Compete For Government Contracts

December 28, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Partial Re-Opening of 56th Street to Crosstown Traffic

December 14, 2016
NYC Women's Entrepreneurship Program Reaches Nearly 1,500 Women with Mentoring, Training and Other Resources Over First Year

November 29, 2016
Mayor de Blasio Announces New Energy Efficiency Program for Apartment Buildings

October 27, 2016
SBS Launches Neighborhood 360° Program To Strengthen and Revitalize Commercial Districts Across All Five Boroughs

October 26, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio and SBS Announce Free Risk Assessments and $1.77 Million in Grants for Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy

September 28, 2016
SBS Launches NYC Food & Beverage Hospitality Council

September 8, 2016
SBS Joins WGAE to Launch "Made In NY Writers Room" Program

September 7, 2016
SBS Announces Launch of New Workforce1 Career Center in Washington Heights