The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce has been awarded part of a $1.54 million grant to help revitalize the Bay Street commercial corridor in St. George, Tompkinsville, and Stapleton.  The funding comes from the New York City Department of Small Business Services “Neighborhood 360” program, which helps community-based organizations promote economic development in the areas they serve.  The Chamber was selected to lead these efforts through a competitive grant process.

In early 2016, in collaboration with SBS, the Chamber conducted a Commercial District Needs Assessment -- an intensive process of data collection and analysis -- to determine specific areas of need and opportunity along the corridor.  The final report can be found HERE.

In addition, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a separate $50,000 grant through the LISC Commercial Corridor Challenge.  Working in conjunction with the Neighborhood 360 program, the LISC grant (funded by LISC and Citi Community Development) will allow for immediate storefront and streetscape improvements and retail attraction and retention in the area.

Click HERE to learn more about the work being done.