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The city unveiled a multi-faceted economic development “action plan” to prevent foreclosures, improve streetscapes, create affordable housing, and increase job-training opportunities in Jamaica on Wednesday.

The actions include creating a Jamaica-specific marketing and branding program, expanding free WiFi access via the LinkNYC program, and capital improvements to Rufus King Park and Brinkerhoff Mall Park in St. Albans. 

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Image Source: Entrepreneur Space

The Entrepreneur Space is running out of space! On April 11, the LIC-based food-and-business incubator received more than 20 boxes of cookware, silverware, bakeware, cutlery and just about everything else a kitchen could want, thanks to a donation from Princess House, a party-plan, direct-selling company that promotes female entrepreneurship. Located at 36-46 37th St., the E-Space is a 12,500-sq.-ft., NYC Economic Development Corporation-sponsored hub with a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices and classrooms that entrepreneurs can rent at below-market rates as they build their businesses. Consultant Kathrine Gregory (at right in photo with Princess House President and CEO Connie Tang) noted that this donation — valued at over $12,000 — will be put to extremely good use as the E-Space currently has roughly 170 clients who make everything from gluten-free baked goods to Greek garlic dip to designer marshmallows.

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Terrible twos? Not in these parts! All are invited to LIC to celebrate the Entrepreneur Space’s second birthday! In addition to networking with roughly 300 others, attendees will be able to sample and purchase a wide array of products made by clients of this food-and-business incubator. Expect everything from designer marshmallows to gluten-free baked goods to pigs-in-a-blanket to vegetarian seitan gyros. Plus, Coffeed, a new café located near the E-Space, will provide coffee and other treats, while Delta will raffle two free, round-trip tickets to anywhere in the United States. The E-Space officially opened on Jan. 19, 2011 (above photo). A partnership with the Queens Economic Development Corporation and the NYC Economic Development Corporation, this 12,500-sq.-ft. hub features a fully equipped commercial kitchen, offices and classrooms that entrepreneurs can rent at below-market rates as they build their businesses. And if all this isn’t reason enough, this blog, QNYC, is the event’s media sponsor!

E-Space’s Second Birthday Bash
Entrepreneur Space
36-46 47th Street, LIC
Wednesday, March 6
6pm – 9pm | Free