|Economic Development Day|
The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce leads or partners with major local, citywide, regional and national entities to host a series of business breakfasts, seminars, forums and conferences focused on key topics impacting Economic Development including traditional and non‐traditional lending, health services for employers and employees, e‐marketing, professional services and many other needs of a thriving business sector.
Exemplifying our year round activities is the annual Economic Development Day (EDD) conference hosted in partnership with Chamber member, Columbia University. EDD features topical conferences on the business and economic impacts on the Harlem community. Each EDD Conference has its own theme a sampling of which includes presentations by developers of new projects in Upper Manhattan and New York as well as providing and promoting regional and international business opportunities for women, local and minority owned businesses, job fairs, business expos, loan pavilions and more. Four key features are part of each EDD Conference: the Business Conference; the Health Conference; the Business Expo; and the Basil A. Paterson Business Awards Luncheon which is attended by city, state and regional business leaders. Additionally, as part of GHCC’s educational endeavors, scholarships and grants are awarded that day to approximately twenty deserving college students pursuing degrees in various disciplines of higher education.