Economic Development: HSIAC

Since 2001, MPC has worked with the Small Business Assistance
Center at Lehman College to provide technical assistance and guidance to other merchants groups near the college and throughout
the northwest Bronx. Through the HUD-based Lehman College HSIAC Program, MPC acts as an advisor to raise the profile and economic strength of merchant groups, merchant associations and businesses along 204th Street, Bainbridge Avenue, Bedford Park Boulevard and Kingsbridge Road.

Below are some of the initiatives taking place at these area business districts.

o 204TH ST./BAINBRIDGE MERCHANTS
 
- Election of New Board of Directors
- Sanitation Clean-up
- Holiday Lights
- Special Promotions & Ads
- Business Improvement Grants
- Korean Merchant Translator
- Sales Tax Free Week Outreach
- Business Development and Assistance Workshops
- NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Outreach & Education
- Participation in Bronx Week 2005-Posters
- Anti Tobacco & Alcohol Art Project

o BEDFORD PARK BOULEVARD MERCHANTS

- Working with current merchants association on marketing
  and …
- Bedford Park Business Assistance Resource Day, 
  Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
- Special Promotions & Ads
- Banners-Permit renewal

o KINGSBRIDGE ROAD MERCHANTS

- NYC Clean Streets Program
- Working with the North West Bronx Community & Clergy
  Collation for inclusion in the planning process of the
  Kingsbridge Armory Development
- Develop a merchants association
- Special Promotions & Ads
- Bronx Week Business Luncheon

 

 
 

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