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Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel,  Addresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council 2/24/2011

Organized by Melva Miller, Director of Economic Development for the Office of the President, Borough of Queens, Helen B. Marshall, President, Hosted Deputy Mayor Robert Steel.


Conference made possible by Queens Economic Development Leadership Council [ BACKGROUND: QEDLC ]


Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of the City of New York; Addresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council.

 


(L to R) Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor, City of New York. Queens Borough President, Helen B. Marshall. Gayle Baron, President LICBDC and LIC BID. Jack Friedman, President, Queens Chamber of Commerce. Melva Milller, VP Economic Dev, Borough President's Office

 


Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of the City of New York

 

 

Full video coverage and follow up Q&A are available in the left column in 5 segments of approximately three to five minutes each.




Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, New York City, Adresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council, 2/24/2011

Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, New York City, Adresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council, 2/24/2011




Robin Wilner Introduces 'Age Friendly' Initiative to Queens Econonomic Development Leadership Council, 2/24/2011

Robin Wilner Introduces 'Age Friendly' Initiative to Queens Econonomic Development Leadership Council, 2/24/2011




Question and Answer Session atfter Deputy Mayor Robert Steeel's Address to the Queens Economic Development Leadership Council 2/24/2011

Question and Answer Session atfter Deputy Mayor Robert Steeel's Address to the Queens Economic Development Leadership Council 2/24/2011




Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President introduces Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, New York City 2/24/2011

Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President introduces Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, New York City 2/24/2011




Thank you from Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President, to Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor of New York City

Thank you from Helen Marshall, Queens Borough President, to Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor of New York City

 

 

Long Island City, New York February 24, 2011 -

Deputy Mayor Robert Steel addressed a approximately 100 Queens business people,  Economic Development Organization Leaders, and local Chamber of Commerce Directors at Borough Hall in Kew Gardens at the Quarterly meeting of the Queens Economic Development Leadership Council [ BACKGROUND:  QEDLC ].

  • Robert Steel took over as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development from Robert Lieber
  • He has stepped up commitment to large projects in Queens including Hunters Point South and Long Island City.
  • Served as Under-Secretary of Investment Finance for The US Treasury.
  • Steel was Vice Chair of Goldman Sach.

The Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, spoke on a broad range of topics that described in detail Mayor Bloomberg's  short and long term commitment to development on New York City.

He detailed a "snapshot" of today, pointing out that NYC was adding jobs faster than other part of the country, and that the actual level of unemployment was not as high as elsewhere.

Steel quickly followed this by saying that the City is "not where we want it".  Citing a different type of housing crisis, hitting multi-dwelling owners, the Deputy Mayor talked about a stepped up enforcement of building owners who could attempt to reduce building services in order to cut costs. He told the group that 5,000 multiunit buildings have been targeted for pro-active enforcement.

Regarding  longer term initiatives, the City is focusing on helping entrepreneurs open and expand businesses at an accelerated rate. He described a successful new program called "New Business Acceleration Team" that has been successful collapsing the period of time it takes to get a company operating.  he also referred to the NYC Business Solutions team is Queens; and said that it was having good results as part of this program.

OurLIC attended the event. The full address is presented in an OurLIC video Special Report with this article. Additional comments included reference to Hunters Point, status of the World Trade Center area,  and a discussion on building NYC as a Center of Innovation.

The opportunities created by "Innovation" seemed to be a highlight of his comments.

Deputy Mayor Steel regularly referred to Long Island City, and referred to the new Hunters Point South complex.  On February 8, 2011, the Deputy Mayor, Mayor Bloomberg, and the Development Team announced Phase One of the Hunters Point South Complex.  [ Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Development Plan for Hunters Point South. ]

The Deputy Mayor also refered to the The World Trade Center Memorial progress, and said that the City is committed to a ground breaking for a ceremies on September 11, 2011 and September  12th. For the past few years, it looked like there was less than visible progress because much of the work was being completed underground.  Today, the memorial is set to be open for a ceremony Commemorating the 10th year of the tragic attack.  The public will have access on September 12th. There is visible progress at 1 WTC, with a story rising at the rate of one per week.  

In a genuine and spontaneous gesture, Helen Marshall thanked Deputy Mayor Steel and complimented him on what she called a "human kind of response".

HIGHLIGHTS

Things we need to do today, and the things we need to do to plan for the future.

THE REALITY TODAY

There is a slightly lower unemployment rate than the rest of the US.
People want to be in New York City.
There was record tourism last year - 48 million people
The population is growing either to visit or live.

LONG TERM INITIATIVES


We are not were we want or need to be.
Too many people are struggling.  Unemployment among blacks in the Bronx, for instance, is too high.

"Jobs" are a top priority

There is a housing crisis in the US.   The challenge here is different.  The multi-family buildings are overleveraged.
Owners are underinvesting in building.

Last year the Small Business Services Group placed 30,000 jobs.  The Queens Workforce Express Center in Jamaica was responsible for 7,000 of these placements.
Mayor Bloomberg recently announced that the city would open 10 more Express Centers.  The expectation is that these Express Centers will increase the job matching from 30,000 to 40,000.
People at the Express Centers can go online, build their skills, get counseling that helps prepare candidates for interviews and ultimately jobs. Large companies are now approaching the city to help set up similar technology to manage their employment recruiting needs.

There will be a stepped up proactive enforcement of multidwelling housing violations. So far this year there have been 8,500 heat or hot water cases, and brought 2,500 cases to court.
Tenants need to be treated fairly.

There is a commitment to build new affordable housing. Under the Mayor's New Housing Marketplace Plan, the city financed nearly half of the housing units that were permitted in 2009 and 2010.

LONG TERM INITIATIVES

Mayor Bloomberg's Administration is focused on ways to open and expand a business. The administration considers itself to be a pro-job administration.

This means thinking about businesses as "Customers of the City".

The newly created NYC Business Express, will be a one stop shop online for those people who want to open a business.
There is also a new business acceleration team that has helped nearly 200 businesses get started....primarily restaurants.

Investment in neighborhood redevelopment projects.

  1. Long Island City
  2. Willets Point
  3. Flushing Commons
  4. Hunters Point South

Hunters Point South will be the home of the largest affordable home development since the 1970. It includes a park along the East River, and a beautiful school.  [ Go to OurLIC NEWS: Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Development Plan for Hunters Point South. ]

  • Infrastructure work, including the installation of sewers, watermains, roadways, sidewalks,  will begin in March and will be complete in the spring of 2013.
  • Park construction will begin this summer.
  • The new school will be built by the New York City Schools Construction Authority is scheduled to open in the fall of 2013.
  • This area will become the home for 810 new families.


 Watch OurLIC for additional summary, Q&A, HIGHLIGHTS,  video, and interviews..

 

BACKGROUND: Queens Economic Development Leadership Council

 

Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of the City of New York; Addresses Queens Economic Development Leadership Council.
(L to R) Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor, City of New York. Queens Borough President, Helen B. Marshall. Gayle Baron, President LICBDC and LIC BID. Jack Friedman, President, Queens Chamber of Commerce. Melva Milller, VP Economic Dev, Borough President's Office
Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development of the City of New York
Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor of the City of New York
(L) Melva Miller, Director, Economic Development, Queensb Borough President's Office. (R) Andrew Manshel Vice President Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
Helen Marshall, President,, Borough of Queens host Deputy Mayor at Queens Economic Development Leadership Council February 24, 2011
(L) Seth Bornstein, Executive Director Queen Economic Development Corp. (C) Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor for City of New York Economic Development; Melva Miller, Director, Economic Development, Queensb Borough President's Office.
Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director of The Chocolate Factory, asks the Deputy Mayor for his views and support of NYC's commitment to support Culture
Robin Wilner, Vice President Global Community Initiatives, Corporate Citizenship, and Corporate Affairs for IBM, Introduces NYC's
Borough President Helen Marshall thanks Deputy Mayor Rober Steel
Robert Steel, Deputy Mayor of the City of New York


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