In a collaboration of The New York City Economic Development Corporation, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation, and Lehman College CUNY on the Concourse had the ribbon cutting for the Bronx Business Bridge.
Above Lehman College President Ricardo Fernandez is joined by Assemblymen Michael Blake and Jeffrey Dinowitz, BOEDC head Marlene Cintron, and others in cutting the ribbon to open the new Bronx Business Bridge.
Bronx Business Bridge is an incubator type of area to support new small business ventures know what will be expected of their business, and how to succeed in their business by having a plan for their new business. Eric Ganter of the NYCEDC said that it is the over 90 percent of small business owners that provide the largest portion of jobs in the city.
Left - State Senator Gustavo Rivera said that he could not run a small business. While unemployment may have dropped in the Bronx under 10 percent that in his district it is still at 13 percent.
Right - Assemblyman Michael Blake speaks of the opportunities that are now available through the Bronx Business Bridge for men and women of color where no such opportunity existed before,
A photo of the three men in the room from Albany. State Senator Gustavo Rivera is between Assemblyman Michael Blake (on his right), and Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (on hir left).