In 1989, the LDC initiated one of the first entrepreneurial training programs in the City.
This program which continues until today provided training, counseling and technical assistance to local entrepreneurs seeking to start or expand their businesses. Over the years, the LDCENY has expanded its programs to include not only business issues, but also other aspects of the neighborhood’, including the environment and health of local residents. Recently, the LDC began planning a 99-unit low-to-moderate-income housing development, which was completed in the summer of 2009.
Toward this goal, the LDCENY actively works to:
- Retain, develop and expand East Brooklyn’s industrial and commercial base
- Attract new businesses and jobs to the community
- Stimulate the development of local job and business opportunities
- Train entrepreneurs to start and manage their own businesses
- Assist business owners in identifying and obtaining financing
- Sponsor and support programs that promote the health of residents
and their quality of life; and Promote local housing development.