16.06.2015 / by webadmin
The Queens Economic Development Corporation in association with the Queens Library, The Emerald Isle Immigration Center and the New York Community trust has launched a new program aimed at improving the odds for new business owners in the city of New York. Making the announcement in the Mexican restaurant La Adelita in the Queens Borough, the QEDC hopes to give a heads up to immigrants who are starting their own businesses in the city.
Some of the few requirements that were needed from applicants were be the capacity to write and speak basic English while also being in operation at the moment (or reasonably soon) a small business of some type. The program was named after Rugh Adel Torgerson Leffler, who donated money to the New York Community Trust during the eighties. The “Ruth’s Ready for Bu$ine$$” course will focus on teaching business related English and instructing financial literacy.
Having started on June 3rd, the program is completely free of charge and limited to a total of 20 students. Also, it is comprised of 60 hours, after which the student’s will be able to open matching accounts in local banks that will allow them to get 500$ in matching funds.
The news was broken in La Adelita Restaurant, a site that served as another example of immigrant integration that has thrived in Queens. The spokeperson for the QEDC, Rob Mackay, announced that the agency is interested in breaking down some of the most typical difficulties which immigrants must face to start their own businesses.