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NYC Business Resources

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These links will assist in reporting/covering NYC Business related topics.


Conflicts of Interest Board


The Conflicts of Interest Board administers the City's conflicts of interest and financial disclosure laws.


NYC Comptroller


Management and Budget, Office of


The Office of Management and Budget assists the Mayor in developing and implementing the City's budget, and advises the Mayor on policy affecting the City's fiscal stability and the effectiveness of City services.


Small Business Services, Department of


The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) makes it easier for companies in New York City to form, do business, and grow by providing direct assistance to businesses, fostering neighborhood development in commercial districts, promoting financial and economic opportunity among minority and women-owned businesses, preparing New Yorkers for jobs, and linking employers with a skilled and qualified workforce. SBS is the City’s connection to 81 Local Development Corporations, 51 Business Improvement Districts, 10 Empire Zones and nine In-Place Industrial Parks that promote economic development and commercial revitalization. In addition, SBS promotes job opportunities for New Yorkers and business growth through job training and programs that meet the hiring and training needs of businesses. SBS also assists the business community by working with other governmental agencies and public utilities.


Consumer Affairs, Department of


The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) seeks to foster an honest marketplace. DCA resolves individual consumer complaints, obtains restitution for consumers, and sues recidivist vendors. DCA issues more than 64,000 licenses in 55 categories of businesses, and enforces license regulations, weights and measures regulations and the Consumer Protection Law through inspections. Through multiple media events, speaking engagements, public hearings, its Web site and brochure distribution, DCA ensures that the public and businesses are educated about their rights and responsibilities under the Consumer Protection and License Laws.


Finance, Department of


The Department of Finance (DOF) collects City revenues efficiently and fairly, improves compliance with City tax and other revenue laws, values all real property in the City, provides a forum for the public to dispute tax and parking violation liability, and maintains property records.


Fund to Advance NYC


The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City was established in 1994 to serve as the umbrella not-for-profit corporation for the City of New York. The Mayor's Fund is a publicly supported, not-for-profit corporation, dedicated to working closely with the City of New York. As the City's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, the Mayor's Fund works with the City of New York to leverage public sector initiatives with private sector support. The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City raises money to promote the general welfare of the City's residents and aid civic improvements. The Fund supports the work of many City Agencies including Education, Parks, Health, and Cultural Affairs, and raises funds for many quality of life initiatives.


Economic Development Corporation


The New York City Economic Development Corporation (EDC), a nonprofit organization operating under contract with the City of New York, is the City’s primary vehicle for economic development services. EDC serves as a catalyst for public and private initiatives that promote the City’s long-term vitality. Through affordable financing, tax exemptions and low-cost energy programs, EDC helps City businesses gain the competitive edge they need to meet their short- and long-term goals.


Procurement Policy Board


The Procurement Policy Board (PPB) is authorized to promulgate rules governing the procurement of goods, services, and construction by the City of New York under Chapter 13 of the Charter of the City of New York.


Standards and Appeals, Board of


The Board of Standards and Appeals hears and decides appeals from property owners whose various building and renovation applications have been denied as contrary to law by the enforcement agencies.


Transitional Finance Authority


The Transitional Finance Authority issues bonds and borrows money to finance a portion of the New York City ten-year capital plan.


Water Finance Authority, NYC Municipal


The New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority provides funding through the issuance of bonds, bond anticipation notes, and other obligations to finance capital projects related to supplying and purifying the City's high-quality drinking water and maintain safe wastewater collection and treatment.


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