Business Development

Enhancing the economy and commercial vitality of East Harlem.


Our Business Development Center offers business education, technology training and technical assistance to over 880 entrepreneurs and business owners in the community.  Our classes are offered at beginner and intermediate levels in English and Spanish. We provide access to capital and business development assistance to maintain, expand or create new businesses in our neighborhood.

Located at

The Business Development Center
205 East 122nd St (Third Ave)


Sandra Deleon
Deputy Director
(646) 545-5203

Business Education

Technology Courses

We offer computer education classes in both basic computer literacy and more advanced software. Courses include training in Microsoft Suite (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) and Quickbooks. To register for upcoming classes, complete the Computer Education Registration Form.

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Business Literacy

For aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses in East Harlem, our business education courses provide skills training and professional development. To register for any business classes, complete the Business Education Registration Form.

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Edwin Nieves
Director of Business Development
(646) 545-5202

Community Development

East Harlem 360°

East Harlem 360° is a community development program intended to revitalize the local economy and trigger economic growth in East Harlem. The East Harlem 360° program is being conducted in collaboration with two other local organizations – Hope Community and Uptown Grand Central – and is funded by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Neighborhood 360° grant program.

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East Harlem Community Alliance

The East Harlem Community Alliance is a consortium of non-profits, businesses, religious organizations and government agencies working together to enhance the vitality and well-being of East Harlem. We are undertaking joint projects and activities designed to address the needs of the East Harlem community and we serve as a forum through which member organizations can create connections, share information, and continue to grow and thrive in East Harlem. One important project is our “Buy Local East Harlem” initiative funded by Citi Community Development.

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