Since 1993, the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) has served as the lead advocates for economic development of Staten Island. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, SIEDC’s mission is to enhance Staten Island’s economy by promoting public and private investment, and encouraging responsible and sustainable development, all of which improve the quality of life and provide broad and diverse employment opportunities in the borough.
SIEDC has been responsible for over $550 million in new investment, the creation of over 3,500 jobs and the development of over 1,000 acres of vacant industrial land by providing assistance to developers and companies implementing projects in the borough, while at the same time serving the smallest entrepreneur and small business owner with tailored financing, procurement, and real estate assistance.
SIEDC administers a wide range of free services available to local businesses, such as financing assistance, job training and technology assistance. Our projects division consists of three urban planners working diligently to bring new programs and projects to the borough, such as the West Shore Light Rail and the Staten Island Green Zone. Throughout the year, SIEDC offers community events, such as the Staten Island Health & Wellness Expo and the Staten Island Economic Conference, that are free and open to the public. We are so grateful to our 200 members, who serve as economic advocates in the community and help make these services, programs and projects and events possible.