Economic Development & Small Business Materials

Economic Indicators

Daily Subway Ridership
Storefront Vacancy – FY2020
Office Vacancy – October 2021
Real Estate Broker Confidence Index – Q2 2021
CB2 2020 Census Data
CB2 District Profile – 2010 Census Data
CB2 Storefront Analysis in Residential Areas – September 2021

Business Improvement Districts in CB2

FY20 BID Trends Report – CB2 BIDs
Hudson Square BID
Meatpacking BID
Village Alliance
West Village BID (Proposed – Outreach Phase)
SoHo Broadway
Chinatown BID
Union Square Partnership
How to Start a BID

Entrepreneurship Resources

Certify with the City of New York
The City spends up to $17 billion per year on goods and services. Getting certified will help you compete for these opportunities and access exclusive programs to help your small business grow.

There are three ways to certify:


Entrepreneurship Bootcamps by Department of Small Business Services (SBS)

  • BE NYC: Startup Intensive
  • FastTrac NewVenture
  • FastTrac NewVenture for the Female Entrepreneur
  • FastTrac NewVenture 50+
  • FastTrac Growth Venture for Veterans
  • FastTrac TechVenture
  • Apply here


Strategic Steps for Growth Program by Department of Small Business Services (SBS). Learn business skills, connect with other entrepreneurs in your industry, and access new networks to broaden opportunities. You will leave the program with a 3-year Strategic Growth Action Plan. There are three industry-focused programs:


Job Skills and Workforce Development Resources

Future Code Web Development Fellowship
28-week, tuition-free web development program

Individual Training Grants (ITG) from the Department of Small Business Services
Get up to $1,000 in grants from SBS for job training in fields such as Computer Analyst, Network Administrator, and more.


City Agency Resources

City of New York Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC)
NYC & Company (Tourism)
Black Entrepreneurs NYC: BE NYC (SBS)
Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME)



Partnership for New York
Center for New York City Affairs (The New School)
Furman Center (NYU)
Center for Urban Future