Clarence Stanley of the Bronx Small Business Development Center, headquartered at Lehman College, Bronx, NY, will be a panelist during the upcoming Bronx Economic Summit: A Blueprint for Success on Wednesday, November 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New York Botanical Garden. Hosted by the Office of the Bronx Borough President, the conference aims to bring together business leaders and merchants in an effort to create an economic plan for the borough’s future.
Keynote speaker Edward Mazria, founder and executive director of Architecture 2030, will speak about the importance of local government creating and presenting a united front at this moment in history. Other speakers will include Brian Warne of the New York Power Authority; Daniel Massey, New York business reporter for Crain’s; Jonathan Bowles of the Center for an Urban Future; Kathryn Wylde of Partnership for New York City; Paul Lipson, chief of staff for Congressman Jose E. Serrano; and Steven J. Jerome, president of Monroe College.
The day-long event will include presentations and discussions on potential growth and large scale developments, including the development of a Bronx marketing plan; attracting and retaining businesses in the borough’s commercial corridors; exploring opportunities offered by the green economy; unemployment factors in the borough and the role of start-ups in employment; the benefits of business improvement districts and merchants’ associations; and upcoming streams of stimulus money for businesses and access to other sources of capital.
To register for the event, please go here.