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.
Address: 1200 Waters Place Suite 106 Bronx NY 10461
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.
Contact form: https://www.bronxrisinginitiative.com/contact
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.
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.
Address: The Bronx County Building 851 Grand Concourse, St.123, The Bronx, NY 10451
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.
Address: 2825 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor Bronx, New York, 10455
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.
Address: 1029 E.163rd Street Bronx NY 10459
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).
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.
Address: 69 East 167 Street Bronx, NY 10452
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.
Contact form: http://southbronxunite.org/who-we-are/contac/
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.
Address: 940 Garrison Avenue Bronx, NY 10474
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.
Address: 555 Bergen Ave, Bronx, NY 10455
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.
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.
Address: 2431 Morris Avenue, Bronx, NY 10468
Contact form: https://bcdi.nyc/contact
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.
Address: 60 E. Tremont Ave. Bronx, NY 10453
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.
Address: 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West, Bronx, NY 10468-1589
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.