Senate Majority Leader Sen. Andrew Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie have reinvigorated minority business laws and implementation in New York State.

Attorney General Leticia James has an outsized influence on the American economy and has taken on Facebook and Google as well as the governor and the former President.

Black Entrepreneurship NYC is a new initiative by the New York City Department of Small Business Services to invigorate business formation among New York City’s 3 million African-American population, eight percent of all the Blacks in the nation.

New York State in Pandemic to Prosperity: State of Black Business, 18th edition

New York State ranked fourth with a Black Business Affinity Index of 70.

Federal contracts 186

Fast Facts

Black Labor Market

2,727,000 Black workers with 56.5 % participation and  10.1% unemployment rate

State Small Business Credit Initiative

Empire State Development [email protected]

Manufacturing Extension
USDA Rural Development

Brian Murray, State Director
The Galleries of Syracuse
441 South Salina Street, Suite 357 Syracuse, NY 13202-2541
Voice: (315) 477-6400

Key Races

Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado; Atty. Gen. Letisha James

Business History