Economic Development

Lt Gov Announces Upcoming Upgrades to Downtown Jamaica

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a beautiful, hot and sunny day in front of the historic façade of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winning projects selected for the Jamaica Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI).  In August 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Downtown Jamaica was the winner of the $10 million DRI, a plan […]

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So You Want to Open A Food Business

By Editor | August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

So you make a killer oxtail stew and you want to be in the food business.  Then the Jamaica Food Entrepreneurship and Services Training Space is for you.  Jamaica FEASTS is a free incubator program for aspiring food entrepreneurs.  It entails 12 weekly classes on how to open your own food business.  Topics include, but […]

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Lt Gov Announces Upcoming Upgrades to Downtown Jamaica

By Managing Editor | July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Lt Gov K. Hochul on the steps of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center On a beautiful, hot and sunny day in front of the historic façade of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul announced the winning projects selected for the Jamaica Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI). In August 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced

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Community Fights Against Alcohol at Parks Events

By Managing Editor | June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Days prior to the R&B concert event ‘Groovin’ in the Park’, civic leaders, residents, elected official representatives and Southern Queens Parks Association (SQPA) board members met with representatives from the Parks Department to discuss authorizing alcohol as part of the event. The community’s position was clear. No alcohol. Although NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver’s presence

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