Staten Island Small Business Orgs To Receive $94K Funding

Borough President Fossella announces $94K in budget allocations to Staten Island business organizations 

Organizations provide programs and services to current and future local businesses

Staten Island, NY – Borough President Vito J. Fossella announced that he has allocated $94,000 in discretionary funds from our office to organizations on Staten Island that provide numerous programs and services to local businesses which look for resources in all business-related matters.


The entities that received the funding include the West Brighton LDC, SCORE, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, and the Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC).


The funds were used to improve operations of the offices that directly serve the needs of the business community.

“Staten Island is home to thousands of businesses which are often served by these organizations. Their missions encompass a multi-faceted approach in supporting local businesses by providing resources, and advocating for the entire economic climate of our borough,” said Borough President Fossella. “We are pleased to support any operation that elevates local businesses which ultimately impacts Staten Islanders. A thank you to our friends at the SI Chamber of Commerce, SIEDC, SCORE, and West Brighton LDC for being on the forefront of support for businesses.”

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BP Vito Fossella

The Office of the Borough President has a responsibility to advocate for the entire Borough of Staten Island and all its residents, and represents the Borough's interests within City government. The Borough President communicates directly with the Mayor and the City Council to emphasize Staten Island’s budget priorities. In addition, the Borough President is responsible for reviewing major land use decisions and proposing sites for city facilities within the Borough. As the chair of the Borough Board, the Borough President leads Staten Island’s City Council delegation and Community Board chairs in the process of reviewing and approving the transfer of public properties to private use. The Borough President’s Office houses the Borough's Topographical Bureau, which maintains the borough’s official maps and assigns street addresses. The Borough President monitors the delivery of city services on Staten Island, and acts as a liaison between residents and city agencies when problems arise to devise solutions. The Borough President is also responsible for appointing one member to the Panel for Educational Policy and one member to the City Planning Commission, as well as some 150 members to Staten Island’s three community boards.

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