For over 37 years, one of the most important goals of the Local Development Corporation of East New York (LDCENY) is to create jobs and economic opportunity by helping local residents start, manage and grow their own businesses. We accomplish this by providing services and creating programs that equip low and moderate income women and minorities with the necessary tools to take charge of their personal lives and finances.
The LDCENY receives support from New York State through the Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) to teach, train and counsel entrepreneurs and small business owners. In addition, we are a community resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) through our Women's Business Center, which provides business assistance and access to growth tools to women entrepreneurs.
These enterprise promoting programs are supported with financial literacy, loan packaging and financing assistance, as well as industrial and commercial development services provided by a staff of expert advisers who speak English, Spanish, and French languages.
award winning services
The LDCENY is an award winning center. In 2014, we received the Center of Excellence Award by the SBA for both, the Northeast Region and the New York State local chapter. Over the years, NYS Empire Development Corporation has also recognized our enterprise center numerous times for Best Performing EAP Center. Our success is demonstrated by the many clients who have been selected as top winners by the Brooklyn Business & Career Library's PowerUp! Business Plan competition winning thousands of dollars for their start-up businesses.