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This Org Promises to Revamp Black-Owned Businesses in Harlem

A recent report by New York City Comptroller’s office showed that although gentrified neighborhoods have contributed to the city’s economic growth over the last 15 years, with new storefronts and companies increasing by 45%...

Harlem Commonwealth Council Launches “Growth Path” to Help Scale Black-Owned Businesses

As gentrification continues to spread throughout New York City with its effects shuttering small businesses that once thrived, Black-owned businesses in Harlem in particular are increasingly on the decline.

The Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund, Columbia University and Citi Community Development Launch ‘Opportunity For Growth’, Featuring Streetwise ‘MBA' (TM), to Strengthen Minority- And Women-Owned Businesses In Harlem 

The Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund (HEF), the small business lending arm of Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC); and Columbia University, in collaboration with Citi Community Development and Interise, has launched ‘Opportunity for Growth,’ a free innovative business education program.

Need business financing, resources, or guidance?

Call (212) 749-0900 ext. 119

Harlem Entrepreneurial Fund

361 West 125th Street, Fl 2

New York, NY 10027


(212) 749-0900 x 119



HEF is a United States Treasury-Certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing micro-financing to minority small business owners in Harlem, Washington Heights, Inwood and the Bronx.

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