Below, you’ll find a list of organizations that are focused on economic and business development in some capacity. This is by no means a complete list, but it is a good starting point. (Photo: Cytonn Photography/Unsplash)

Here’s a list of business- and economic-focused organizations in the Bronx

Whether you’re a business that’s just starting up or one that’s been around for years, having a list of resources you can turn to when you have questions, need assistance or are looking for other organizations that do great work is essential. In the Bronx, there are countless organizations that are doing incredible work for the community and other businesses. Below, you’ll find a list of organizations that are focused on economic and business development in some capacity. This is by no means a complete list, but it is a good starting point. We will continue to update this list going forward.

Bronx Chamber of Commerce

 About: As one of the most important voices for businesses in the Bronx, the Bronx Chamber of Commerce plays an active role in the economic development of the borough. It hosts a wide range of programs, events and services for its members, which includes small to mid-sized businesses, large corporations and more.

 Website: https://www.bronxchamber.org

Address: 1200 Waters Place Suite 106 Bronx NY 10461

Phone: 718-828-3900

Email: helpdesk@bronxchamber.org

Bronx Rising Initiative

 About: The Bronx Rising Initiative is dedicated to providing and distributing critical resources across the Bronx in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization works to create access to healthcare, alleviate hunger, invest in the growth of small businesses and inspire youth to better themselves and their borough.

Website: https://www.bronxrisinginitiative.com

Address: N/A

Contact form: https://www.bronxrisinginitiative.com/contact

Bronx Impact

About: The Bronx has been identified as one of 16 regions across the state to participate in the Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI), locally known as Bronx Impact. ESPRI focuses on combatting poverty and reducing inequality by bringing together state and local government, nonprofits and businesses groups to design and implement coordinated solutions that increase social mobility in communities experiencing a high degree of poverty.

Website: https://www.bronximpact.org

Address: 1515 Southern Blvd Bronx, NY 10460

Contact form: https://www.bronximpact.org/get-involved

Business Initiative Corporation of New York

About: Business Initiative Corporation of New York (BICNY) is a Small Business Association 504 certified lender that can provide 90% financing throughout New York. BICNY was established to promote economic development throughout the Bronx and New York. Some examples of what they provide financing to include purchasing commercial real estate that will be occupied by the business, providing leasehold improvements to a property occupied by the business and covering soft costs associated with any of the funds listed on their website.

Website: https://bicofny.org

Address: The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse, St.123, The Bronx, NY 10451

Phone: 718-590-3980

Email: rroger@boedc.org

Third Avenue Business Improvement District (BID)

About: The Third Avenue BID promotes the growth, vitality and visibility in the South Bronx. They aim to drive the systemic change needed to support equitable economic development in the Bronx by organizing and building coalitions, creating community power and helping to win economic development policies that invest in people as much as they invest in places.

Website: https://www.thirdavenuebid.org

Address: 2825 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor Bronx, New York, 10455

Phone: 718-665-3983

Email: info@thirdavenuebid.org

Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District (BID)

 About: The Southern Boulevard Business Improvement District (SoBo BID) promotes the growth, vitality, and visibility of the premiere commercial corridor in the Hunts Point & Longwood community. It works with and advocate for the small businesses and property owners on Southern Boulevard between 163rd St & 167th St while engaging the South Bronx community through direct outreach and diverse programming to generate local economic growth.

Website: https://www.sobobid.org

Address: 1029 E.163rd Street Bronx NY 10459

Phone: 646-785-5315

Email: info@southernblvdbid.org

The Bronx Community Relief Fund

About: The Bronx Community Relief Effort was created to help provide resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The areas of need include food insecurity, housing stability, equity & justice, small business relief, nonprofit economic relief, distributing microgrants, education technology & connectivity and health & personal protective equipment (PPE).

Website: https://thebronx.org

Address: N/A

Phone: N/A

Email: info@thebronx.org

Ariva

About: Ariva exists to create economic justice, financial inclusion, and the opportunity for all residents of New York City to build financially-empowered and prosperous lives. Their work includes providing free financial counseling and free tax preparation services.

Website: https://ariva.org

Address: 69 East 167 Street Bronx, NY 10452

Phone: 718-292-2983

Email: info@ariva.org

South Bronx Unite:

About: South Bronx Unite is an all-volunteer coalition of South Bronx residents, organizations and allies working together to improve and protect the social, environmental and economic future of the Mott Haven-Port Morris section of the South Bronx.

Website: http://southbronxunite.org

Address: N/A

Contact form: http://southbronxunite.org/who-we-are/contac/

Email: southbronxunite@gmail.com

The POINT

About: THE POINT Community Development Corporation is dedicated to youth development and the cultural and economic revitalization of the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx.  Its programming falls within three main headings all aimed at the comprehensive revitalization of the Hunts Point community: Youth Development, Arts and Culture and Community Development.

Website: https://thepoint.org

Address: 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx, NY 10474

Phone: 718-542-4139

Email: N/A

SoBRO  

About: SoBro was founded in 1972 by a group of business executives and community leaders. Their mission was urgent: to reverse the flight of businesses and jobs from the South Bronx. Today it addresses all aspects of community development: helping businesses get started and grow, training residents to the needs of employers, offering opportunities for youth to learn and develop, and creating affordable and special needs housing and commercial space that reverses blight in the community.

Website: https://www.sobro.org

Address: 555 Bergen Ave, Bronx, NY 10455

Phone: 718-292-3113

Email: info@sobro.org

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)

About: NYCEDC is a nonprofit organization that is organized around four main areas of focus: investing in neighborhoods to address longstanding community needs, building a more sustainable city to meet the challenges of climate change, creating workforce development opportunities to help New Yorkers succeed in 21st century industries and advancing the growth of both startups and established companies to ensure New York City’s competitive edge.

Website: https://edc.nyc

Address: N/A

Contact form: https://edc.nyc/contact-us

Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative

About: The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI) is a community-led effort to build an equitable, sustainable, and democratic local economy that creates wealth and ownership for low-income people of color.

Website: https://bcdi.nyc

Address: 2431 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468

Contact form: https://bcdi.nyc/contact

Phone: 718-304-0041

BronxWorks

About: The mission of BronxWorks is to help individuals and families improve their economic and social well-being. From toddlers to seniors, they feed, shelter, teach, and support its neighbors to build a stronger community.

Website: http://www.bronxworks.org

Address: 60 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10453

Phone: 646-393-4000

Email: info@bronxworks.org

Bronx Small Business Development Center

About: The Bronx Small Business Development Center works directly with businesses to help them invest in the area’s economy and create or save jobs. Among other things, it can help clients understand the importance of a business plan, discover sources of funding, prepare for e-commerce, develop marketing plans and more.

Website: https://www.nysbdc.org/centers/centers.aspx?centid=52

Address: 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West, Bronx, NY 10468-1589

Phone: 718-960-8697

Email: sbdc.bronx@lehman.cuny.edu 

U.S. Small Business Administration

About: Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.

Website: https://www.sba.gov

Address: N/A

Phone: 800-827-5722

Email: answerdesk@sba.gov

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