The Queens Economic Development Corporation’s mission
is to create and retain jobs through programming that grows
neighborhoods, assists small businesses and promotes tourism and
The nonprofit agency is a focal point for economic development
efforts in a borough that encompasses about 2.3 million people from
every corner of the world in more than 90 distinct neighborhoods.
Emphasis is made to assist low and moderate income populations,
women, immigrants and minorities.
Since 1977, QEDC has worked with scores of neighborhoods
to revitalize their commercial districts by creating business
organizations and establishing business improvement districts.
Entrepreneurs are assisted in the preparation of business plans
through individual counseling, classes and workshops. The Queens
Tourism Council promotes the many cultural, recreational and retail
opportunities within the borough.
QEDC is a nonprofit governed by a board of directors representing
the borough’s many community and business sectors. It is funded
by the New York City Department of Small Business Services, the
New York State Department of Economic Development and the
Small Business Administration in addition to generous support from
New York City Council elected officials and the private sector.
Queens Tourism Council
38-15 Bell Blvd.
Bayside, N.Y. 11361
Office of the Queens
120-55 Queens Blvd., Ste., 309
Kew Gardens, N.Y. 11424
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