LaGuardia Community College/CUNY, Long Island City (Queens) NY, Business Services "en suite"
Provides business advisement and support services "en suite" - under one umbrella creating an ecosystem to support small businesses. Small Business owners can access support from one program to another depending on their needs and where they are in their business; education and training, government procurement assistance and access to capital across five core business programs: a Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), a Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) and a business design incubator NYDesigns (3D printing available on site). Bundling all these services on a community college campus has helped LaGuardia Community College serve 5,006 small businesses, secure close to $7 mil in loans, $39 mil in government contracts, and fueled 1612 jobs in the US economy in 2011-2012. Over a decade 15,538 small businesses were served, they secured more than $256 mil in government contracts, and 6,000 jobs were added. www.laguardia.edu/businesses/home