Northfield Community Local Development Corporation has a fellowship opportunity available. Please visit: Neighborhood 360° Fellows for more information.
Project Information: The fellow will focus on the two Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) sites located on Port Richmond Avenue, as well as the NYC Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) recently launched Investor Development Fund to catalyze new industrial real estate development projects for vacant properties along Port Richmond Avenue. Principal activities include: maintain a vacancy database; improve and cultivate relationships with real estate brokers, arts organizations, and light manufacturing businesses interested in relocating to Port Richmond; develop marketing campaigns to attract workers and residents in the community to dine and shop along Port Richmond Avenue; and promote the district’s existing businesses through the Discover Port Richmond website, social media sites, and email blasts. Secondary to the fellow’s work in district promotion, the fellow will assist the Port Richmond Board of Trade, a merchant association, to revitalize its membership and activities.
Ideal Skills, Qualifications, and Languages:
-Understanding of economic development concepts and land use rules and regulations.
-Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills, self-direction, and personal integrity.
-Ability to converse in Spanish highly desirable but not required.