Helping Staten Island thrive

By Karen Young

The Staten Island Economic Development Corporation (SIEDC) announced new funding from National Grid’s Economic Development Program to support long-term economic development planning for the borough.  SIEDC is receiving a Cooperative Business Recruitment grant to support planning studies including transit improvements, infrastructure, job opportunities and more for Staten Island. 

Carol announces company grant to support Staten Island’s economic success

Since 1993, SIEDC has served as the lead advocate for economic development on Staten Island. Our company has a long-standing partnership with the organization – we are one of the founding board members. Carol Decina, NY Jurisdiction Customer & Community Management and SIEDC board member, announced the economic development grant during a press event at St. John’s University, Staten Island Campus. 

“We have a strong commitment to our customers and communities and our new customized economic development programs, launched earlier this year, will create jobs and help improve the vitality of the communities where we live and work.  We have a long-standing partnership with SIEDC and are pleased to be a leading partner in this initiative to help Staten Island continue to grow,” Carol said during the press event.

Carol was joined by Frank Lombardo, NY Performance and Strategy; Lyle Sclair, Economic Development; and Eileen Cifone, Government Relations. The team works together to support local stakeholders and create thriving communities.  

In addition to the National Grid Economic Development grant, SIEDC also announced major funding for a study to connect Staten Island to New Jersey via an aerial gondola.  For more about the announcement, check out the story in the Staten Island Advance.  For more about our new economic development programs click here


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