LONG ISLAND CITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (LICBDC) is a non-profit 501c(3) local development corporation dedicated to enhancing the business environment in Long Island City. Since its formation, the organization has developed a wide array of programs and linkages to promote new economic opportunities and assist the approximately 2,400 firms and 50,000 employees in Long Island City's In-Place Industrial Park. Our board of directors represent a diverse range of area businesses. Encompassing 900 acres of southwestern Queens, the Long Island City park is the largest of NYC's eight IPIPs, and is one of the largest commercial employment centers in the tri-state region.

The Queens County Overall Economic Development Corporation has a history of providing technical assistance, project development strategy, planning, and organizational development to many neighborhood based organizations in Queens County. QCOEDC has also been a development partner in developing new commercial retail facilities.

P.S.1 has been a defining force in New York's cultural life. P.S.1 combines a world-class exhibition program, a prestigious National and International Artist Studio Program, and a broad spectrum of education and public programs that serve our many audiences.

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE (ULI) was established in 1940 and is today the premiere land use organization in the United States. Membership consists of more than 14,000 professionals (from 50 states and 52 countries) working in various fields related to real estate and land use. ULI sponsors educational programs, initiates research projects, tracks land use trends, provides advisory services and disseminates valuable information on land use and development.