Since 1993, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation has served as the premier economic development advocate serving the business community of Staten Island. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, SIEDC's mission is to enhance a thriving Staten Island economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging the development of commercial and industrial property and projects in an environmentally friendly manner, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities. At the heart of this mission is the belief that access to economic opportunity and secure jobs is a pillar of strong communities.
SIEDC administers a number of programs and services that serve businesses and entrepreneurs from a wide variety of industry sectors and at various levels of business development. Each year, the organization provides services to over 3,000 businesses and individuals that range from high-profile networking and business-to-business events to personalized technical assistance counseling. SIEDC also operates a New York City Business Solution Center under the umbrella of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, serving individuals and businesses that request assistance through inter-agency referrals or via the citywide 311 telephone information system.
The experienced SIEDC staff has been responsible for introducing over $550 million in new investment and over 3,500 jobs into the Staten Island economy by providing assistance to those implementing large development projects in the Borough, while at the same time serving the smallest entrepreneur and business owner with tailored financing, procurement, or real estate assistance.