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Resources

COMPILATION OF RESOURCES COURTESY OF RESTORE CLOTHING AND GIDC

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FACTORY AND SUPPLIER RESOURCES

Makers Row- www.makersrow.com

About Sources – www.aboutsources.com

Fashion Center BID – www.fashioncenter.com

Made in NYC- www.madeinnyc.org

Garment Industry Development Corporation – www.gidc.org

M Shop- www.mshopnyc.com

BUSINESS RESOURCES

NYC Economic Development Corporation – www.nycedc.com – 212.312.3600

Incentive programs to purchase buildings & equipment, reduce certain sales & utility taxes for manufacturing firms, wage subsidy grant, & various tax credits

NYC Economic Development Corp. Fashion 20/20 Initiative – http://www.nycedc.com/resource/fashionnyc2020

The Emerging Designer – www.theemergingdesigner.com

Keepin It Local – www.keepinitlocal.org/

Source4style – www.source4style.com

Industrial Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) – www.itac.org – 212.442.2990

Lean Manufacturing, Business Management, Doing Business on the Web

NYS Small Business Development Center – www.nyssbdc.org – 212.267.0299

Help with financing – bank loans, factors, venture capital

Empire State Development NY Loves Small Biz – www.nylovesbiz.com

Help navigate through variety of programs

NYC Government Assistancewww.nyc.gov – 212.618.8579

Help with navigating city/state agencies, getting government contracts, etc.

Service Corps of Retired Engineers (SCORE) – www.scorenyc.org

Free counselors to small business

US Small Business Association (SBA) – www.sba.org

Help with financing, doing business with federal government

MBAs 4 NYC – www.mbas4nyc.org 212.402.7830

Help creating new products & sales channels, improving, cutting costs, developing business plans, 20-100 hours of donated volunteer time

NY Public Library – www.nypl.org/smallbiz

Business Outreach Center Network – www.bocnet.org – 718.624.9115 – 973.242.0845

Marketing, planning, technical assistance

Chinatown Manpower Project – www.cmpny.org – 212.571.1690

Assists minority entrepreneurs – speak Chinese languages, Vietnamese, and Spanish

Greater Blouse, Skirt, and Undergarment Association – 212.563.5052

Garment contractors association

Women’s Venture Fund – www.womensventurefund.org

Financial assistance and consulting for firms located below 14th St with 20 or fewer employees

The Fashiondex Inc. – www.fashiondex.com

Alliance for Downtown NY – www.downtownny.com

Small firm attraction & retention grant, WTC business recovery grant, lower Manhattan commercial rent reduction & real estate tax abatement program, power downtown, Liberty Zone tax benefits, & ETAP

Seedco – www.seedco.org – 212.473.0255

Provides grants, low-interest loans, marketing, & legal/relocation assistance

Renaissance – www.renaissance-ny.org

Loans of up to $150,000 for small firms located south of 14th St and not qualified for SBA loans

FOR MORE RESOURCES GO TO: http://shop.restoreclothing.com/pages/made-in-nyc